2 - 1 2 . R e p a c k i n g F l a k i n g B o x e s a n d K i t s .
Use of Repacking Kit
. After fuel displacement and evacuation procedures are completed, hoseline is ready
for repacking. It will be packed into flaking boxes by hand, aboard a truck which backs along the hoseline route.
The repacking rate will vary greatly depending upon terrain, available manpower, how far hose must be moved
from its operating area to roadway or truck for pickup, and level of experience of crew. A minimum of five trucks
with crews alternately packing hose is recommended for efficient retrieval operations. Individual task assignments
are as follows:
(1) Supervisor. One supervisor is needed per truck during hose repacking.
(2) Driver. A driver is needed to operate truck during hose repacking.
(3) Line walkers. A minimum of two line walkers are needed to pick up hose, move it toward truck, and feed
hose to packers on truck bed.
(4) Packers. A minimum of three packers are needed. Two must take hose from line walkers and lay it into
place in box. The third operates packing mechanism and coordinates truck speed with driver and supervisor.
b. P a c k i n g. Pack hoseline into flaking boxes using flaking procedure below (figure 2-12):
C A U T I O N
Keep foreign material and sharp objects out of flaking box during packing.
Anything pressed against hose during packing may puncture it when hose is
c o m p r e s s e d.
(a) Place an empty flaking box (1) at trailing end (swivel joint end) of each 1000-foot (300m) hose
(b) Place trailing end of hose (2) at left rear corner of box, leaving about 28 inches (711mm) beyond tail
gate end of flaking box. Lay hose along left side and across back as shown.
(a) At right front corner of box (3), fold hose back to left (4).
(b) Flake about 300 feet (90 m) of hose into flaking box, alternating folds (5) at slightly shorter than the
full width of the box.
(a) Insert pullboard assembly (6) and chain hoist (7).
C A U T I O N
Take care when compressing hose with chain hoist and pullboard. Excess
compression can bend flaking box.
(b) Use chain hoist (7) and pullboard assembly (6) to compress hose into one-third (or slightly less) of the
flaking box (1).
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