Replace Handle and Layout Pull Test.
This task covers:
Handle, Beaded Inflation 975AS121-12
Spring Tester 0-50 lbs
Thread, Nylon (D19)
Replacement of Beaded Inflation Handle
Assembly. To replace the beaded inflation handle,
proceed as follows:
Support/hold, with your hand, the inflation
activating lever to prevent inadvertently
activating inflation assembly.
Remove inflation lanyard from inflation assembly.
Test the new/replacement beaded inflation handle
by snapping the handle onto the container and
attaching a gauge to the webbing between the
third and fourth beads on the beaded handle.
Exert a pull on the gauge and the snaps should
release at 9 lbs. of pull.
Place gauge on the new/replacement beaded
inflation handle lanyard and hold the other end of
the beaded handle and exert a 25 lb pull.
Beaded inflation handle must be replaced if pull
standards are not met
Pass the beaded handle's lanyard loop through
the hole in the activation lever on the C02
Form a lark's head knot and pull tight
Pack life raft in accordance with paragraph
Safety tie the beaded part of the beaded inflation
handle to the female snap webbing with one loop
of thread (D19). Pull the thread sufficiently to
permit a 1/2 + 1/8 inch space between the middle
beads and webbing. Tie off using a surgeons knot
with a single overhand knot.
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