Check the adequacy of the storage facilities; efforts taken to control pests and rodents; and protection against
unfavorable climatic conditions.
Initial Shipment. The initial packaging and shipping of insertion/extraction equipment is the responsibility of
item manufacturers who are required to comply with federal and military packing specifications as stipulated in
contractual agreements. Insertion/extraction equipment is normally shipped to depot activities by domestic freight or
parcel post, packaged to comply with overseas shipping requirements. Except for those insertion/extraction items which
are unpackaged and subjected to random inspections or testing by a depot activity, insertion/extraction equipment
received by a using unit will be contained in original packaging materials.
Shipping Between Maintenance Activities.
The shipping of insertion/extraction equipment between
organizational and direct support maintenance activities will be accomplished on a signature certification basis using
whatever means of transportation are available.
During shipment, every effort will be made to protect
insertion/extraction items from weather elements, dust, dirt, oil, grease, and acids. Vehicles used to transport
insertion/extraction equipment will be inspected to ensure the items are protected from the previously cited material
Other Shipping Instructions. Insertion/extraction equipment destined for domestic or overseas shipment will
be packaged and marked in accordance with AR 700-15, TM 38-230-1, and TM 38-230-2.
3-27. Repair- Sewing Procedures.
Sewing requirements will vary according to the type of item being repaired and the type of repair
being made. The type of sewing machine, type of thread, the stitch range, and the stitch pattern,
if applicable, required to accomplish a sewing procedure will be specified in the paragraph
applicable to the item being repaired. All original stitching that is cut during the performance of
a sewing procedure will be removed from the applicable item.
Immediately after the
accomplishment of a machine sewing procedure, trim thread ends to a point as close as possible
to the material which has been sewn.
Stitching and Restitchinq. Perform stitching and restitching as follows, referring to table 3-2:
Personnel stabilized extraction systems. The stitching and restitching made on the STABO should be
accomplished with thread that is contrasting in color to the fabric being restitched. If contrasting color
thread is not available, thread of matching color may be used, providing all other specifications are met.
Straight stitching and restitching on insertion/extraction equipment should be locked by at least 1/2 in.
at each end of the stitch row, when possible. Zig-zag stitching does not require locking; however, zig-
zag restitching should extend at least 1/4 in. into undamaged stitching at each end, when possible.
When restitching worn or damaged assemblies, stitch directly over the original stitching and follow the
original stitch pattern as closely as possible.