Procedural Steps (Cont):
Use welder's helmet to protect eyes and face from arc. Do not touch exposed
cable or vise grips with bare hands; metal will get very hot. Do not perform
this task in rain or on wet ground because of possible electric shock.
3. Start auxiliary generator, strike arc, and weld. Use small diameter welding rod for
thin metal; use large welding rod for thick metal. Continue to weld until repair is
4. Record the BDAR action taken. When the mission is completed, as soon as
practicable, repair vehicle using standard maintenance procedures.
SECTION V. Containers
B-6. IMPROVISED CONTAINER
Many repairs require the draining of the fluid systems (fuel, coolants, or oils). An
improvised container can be used to catch the fluids.
q 2 soldiers
q 20-30 minutes
q Large plastic sheet
1. Dig a basin large enough to hold liquid.
2. Line the hole with a liner to hold the fluids.
3. Drive the vehicle over the hole.
4. Drain the liquid.
5. Dip the liquid from the hole using a steel helmet, can or canteen cup.
6. Record the BDAR action taken. When the mission is completed, as soon as
practicable, repair the vehicle using standard maintenance procedures.
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