SPACE HEATER SMALL (SHS)
OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS
PREPARING THE SHS FOR OPERATION
The siting requirements for the Space Heater Small (SHS) are dicated by the siting requirements for the
Soldier Crew Tent (SCT) or Five Soldier Crew Tent (FSCT) since the heater is installed inside the shelter.
The tent should be installed in accordance with TM 10-8340-226-13&P entitled Operators and Unit
Maintenance Manual including Repair Parts and Special Tools List for the Five Soldier Crew Tent
(FSCT) or TM 10-8340-227-13&P entitled Operators and Unit Maintenance Manual including Repair
Parts and Special Tools List for the Soldier Crew Tent (SCT).
BEFORE OPERATION PMCS
Perform the Before Operation PMCS on all SHS system components as outlined in WP 0010, prior to
preparing the heater for use. All scheduled maintenance must be performed on the heater and its
associated equipment prior to use.
UNPACKING THE SHS SYSTEM COMPONENTS
Do Not Leave Any Components Inside Heater
All components stored in the heater must be removed prior to operation.
The Space Heater Small utilizes the area inside its shell for the storage of components during movement
and storage. Before the SHS can be used, all components must be removed from the storage area.
To unpack the SHS components, remove the rain cap assembly (1) with guy lines (2) as well as the stack
assembly (3) and tent collar assembly (4) from their stowage locations on either side of the burner
canister (5). Place the rain cap (1), guy lines (2), stack assembly (3), and tent collar assembly (4) outside
the shelter in the vicinity of the tent roof flap for later assembly.