2. Shipping Container.
(a) Fabricate a wood shipping container conforming to PPP-B-601,
Domestic Type. A minimum of 1 inch clearance will exist between the air conditioner and walls
of the box. The box will be modified with skids located so that the bolts securing the air
conditioner pass through the skids. Bolt heads will be countersunk into the bottom of the skids.
The bolts with washers, should protrude at least 3/8 inch above the skid and not more than 1/2
(b) The air conditioner will be packed in the shipping container and secured
to the skids with four bolts (3/8-24) and washers.
(c) Wood spacers will be padded with water resistant cushioning material
to prevent abrasion. Corner pads constructed of fiberboard will be used on all top and bottom
edges of the air conditioner.
(d) The shipping container will be closed and secured with nails and steel
(e) The air conditioner will be stored and shipped in the operating (upright)
position. The words "THIS END UP" with arrows will be placed on each side of the shipping
container. The letters will be black, at least 3 inches high, and located within the upper third of