(4) Connect the leading end of the hose in the top flaking box to the pressure-relief valve on the
discharge hose assembly at the lead pumping station.
(5) Restrain the hose manually until the first 50 feet of hose are in position. After 50 feet of hose are
in position, the weight of the hose will hold the line in place.
(6) Connect the 500-foot lengths of hose line together using victaulic couplings on the leading end
of the hose line lengths. A swivel joint must be installed at every other connection.
(7) Continue to lay the hose until the hose line in all four boxes has been flaked.
(8) Repeat this procedure to connect each truckload of hose line to sections already laid.
(9) Connect the hose line to each boost station and storage assembly as those installation sites are
reached. Retain the empty flaking boxes, tailgates, and breakaways for packing and deployment.
(10) Pack the hose as soon as the lead pump and first boost pump are assembled and connected to the
hose line. Empty hose is easily blown by strong winds, causing damage to installations and equipment.
(11) Install the three road crossing guards. Ensure the trenches are dug at least 18 inches deep. After
the planking, hose line, and the road crossing guard are positioned, backfill the trench to a level 2 inches above
the original roadbed before packing the earth down.
(12) Install the pressure-reducing valve at the location determined by calculations made by the
NCOIC. Position the pressure-reducing valve between the hose-line lengths with the directional arrow on the
valve pointing in the direction of the water flow.
(13) Install the aerial suspension kit.
(a) Determine the materials that will be needed to construct the two suspension towers and erect
the towers. Ensure the towers are anchored to pickets by the guylines.
(b) Install the cable and hose line by using the sheeve blocks, saddles, shackles, manila rope,
turnbuckles, and wire rope clamps.
(c) After the hose line is filled with water, use the turnbuckles to adjust the hose line sag within
allowable limits. Check with the NCOIC to determine if the suspension bridge is within the maximum
allowable wire rope sag and hose line sag.
8. Monitor the following procedures to ensure your subordinates properly supervise set up of the storage
assemblies and distribution points. Soldiers must:
a. Ensure the storage assemblies are positioned at the correct installation site and set up correctly.
(1) Clean and level the selected site. Remove all sharp objects that might puncture or scrape the
tank. The site should not slope more than 3 inches per 100 feet in any direction.