SECTION III. OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS
ASSEMBLY AND PREPARATION FOR USE. This section provides all instructions necessary to
operate the water heaters under usual conditions.
Do not connect water heater to unapproved water supply.
Contaminated water can cause illness or death.
Without a pasteurization kit, the water source must be
approved by the unit surgeon. Illness may result.
Select a site near a water source. The site should be level and accessible to tactical vehicles. Clear the area of
all rocks and underbrush. Locate the water heater in proximity of the equipment with which it will be used. Set
the heater on firm ground. If a pressurized source is to be used, discharge the water into an open reservoir,
then draw it into the water heater with a water pump.
UNPACKING AND INSPECTION.
Components are packaged in reusable shipping crates. Unpack crates and visually inspect contents. Make sure
that everything is there, including components of end item and basic issue items, as listed in Appendix D. Do
not destroy shipping crates. Put the crates away for later use.
ASSEMBLY. (Fig. 2-3)
To assemble the water heater proceed as follows:
To prevent equipment damage, be sure that hose couplings are
free of dirt or foreign matter and that coupling gaskets are in
place before coupling hoses.
Place water heater (1) on level ground. If possible, arrange suitable shelter or wind break for
water heater to conserve fuel.