Option 2: Plugging Holes, Metal or Fiberglass Tanks.
Should be checked for leaks frequently
b. Personnel/time required.
1-3 soldiers/1.0-3.0 hours
Rubber hose (item 8, 9, or 10, appx c)
Bolt and nut
2 large flat washers (item 32, appx c)
d. Procedural Steps.
(a) Gain access to fuel tank hole.
(b) Drain fuel until level is below the hole.
(c) Obtain hose the approximate size of the hole.
(d) Using a round file, fill the hole to a size equal to the hose diameter.
(f) Coat the hose assembly with sealer to aid in the repair.
(g) Insert the hose assembly into the hole.
(h) Tighten the bolt and nut to make the hose expand and seal the fuel tank hole.
(i) Reinstall the fuel tank, if removed,
Do not use open flame to repair fuel tanks as fumes could cause explosion and
death or injury to personnel. Use soldering gun or soldering iron only.
Record the BDAR action taken. When the mission is completed, as soon as practicable, repair the generator using
standard maintenance procedures.