k. Blanking lines. Ruptured pipe lines often are a menace because they cannot readily be isolated and continue to
perform a vital function within the piping system. In the case of firemains, the choice may lie between flooding a
compartment or extinguishing a fire. Frequently, in the case of oil lines, important and undamaged machinery must be
secured. Such problems have been solved by blanking off part of the pipe line. Low-pressure pipe lines often can be
blanked by driving wooden plugs covered with cloth. Unsupported, these plugs have a tendency to back out. Adequate
support generally can be provided by using shores or jacks, or by drilling a hole through the pipe and pinning the plug in
place. For frayed ends of pipe cut by fragments, combinations of plugs may be desirable. When the damaged pipe is
joined by screw fittings, it is a simple matter to unscrew the damaged part and to stop the flow of fluid by means of a pipe
cap or a pipe plug.
Section VII. DAMAGE CONTROL METALLIC PIPE AND GENERAL REPAIR KIT (PLASTIC)
8-14. DESCRIPTION. All water, fuel, and gas lines can be repaired and service restored to the system by use of the
Damage Control Metallic Pipe and General Repair Kit (Plastic). The complete kit contains the following:
a. Assembly 1: P/N MILR17882 Assy 1; NSN 4730-00-542-3359
(1) 4 cans of liquid resin, 400 grams each.
(2) 4 cans of liquid hardener, 100 grams each.
(3) 1 piece of woven roving cloth, 24 x 10 inches.
(4) 1 piece of void cover, 8 x 36 inches.
(5) 1 piece of PVC film, 36 x 72 inches.
(6) 1 chalk line, 1/8 pound.
(7) 4 pairs of gloves.
(8) 2 eye shields.
(9) 4 spatulas, wood.
(10) 1 pair of scissors.
(11) 1 instruction manual.