SECTION V. PREPARATION FOR STORAGE OR SHIPMENT
4-11. PREPARATION FOR STORAGE
Heater shall have the fuel tank detached from the body of the heater. The four stovepipe lengths shall be
detached from the heater and disassembled. The burner shall be removed.
Use touch-up paint wherever it is needed. Paint only the parts that are called out for painting (Paragraph 3-4).
Before painting, use a brush (Item 9, Appendix E), scouring pad (Item 5, Appendix E) or an extra fine sand paper
(Paragraphs 3-3 and 3-4). This will remove the rust and loose paint, as well as grease and moisture from the heater.
All uncoated ferrouse metal surfaces of the heater and detached components shall be cleaned with dry cleaning
solvent conforming to P-D-680 (Item 10, Appendix E) and thoroughly dried prior to application of preservative.
Coat the interior of the fuel tank with lubricating oil (Item 1, Appendix E). Put about 8 ounces of oil into the empty
tank, cap it and gently swirl it around. Pour off the extra oil.
Before using the tank again, flush out the lube oil with a little clean fuel. The oil will smoke, if left to bum off with
the first tank of fuel.
Interior of the heater body shall be fogged with a preservative (Item 11, Appendix E).
All exterior uncoated surfaces of the heater body, such as the hanger screw threads and fuel tank valve stem
assembly shall be coated with a preservative (Item 11, Appendix E).
The burner shall be completely wrapped with grease-proof barrier paper (Item 12, Appendix E).
The four cleaned lengths of the stovepipe shall be individually coated with a preservative (Item 11, Appendix E) to
protect it during storage.
4-12. ADMINISTRATIVE STORAGE
Placement of equipment in administrative storage should be for short periods of time when a shortage of
maintenance effort exists. Items should be in mission readiness within 24 hours or within the time factors as determined
by the directing authority. During the storage period, appropriate maintenance records will be kept.
Before placing the equipment in administrative storage, current preventive maintenance checks and services
should be completed, shortcomings and deficiencies should be corrected, and all Modification Work Orders (MWO)
should be applied.
Storage site selection. Inside storage is preferred for items selected for administrative storage. If inside storage
is not available, trucks, vans, convex containers, and other containers may be used.