Packing and Marking

a. Packing.

(1) Explosive charges. Block demolition charges are packed in haversacks or plastic bags within wooden boxes. TNT explosives are packed in wooden boxes. The ammonium nitrate cratering charge is packed one per wooden box. From 1 to 8 shaped charges are packed in wooden boxes, depending on weight of the charge. Dynamite is usually packed 50 pounds per commercial wooden box. High-explosive destructors are packed 1 per fiber container and 50 containers per wooden box. Some newer items are packed in wirebound wooden boxes.

(2) Priming and initiating components, accessories and tools. Concussion detonators are packed in individual metal containers, 50 containers per wooden box. Delay detonators are packed 10 per package, 5 packages per inner package, 4 packages (200 detonators) per wooden box. Weatherproof fuse igniters are packed 5 per waterproof carton, 60 cartons per wooden box.

Figure 8-30. Demolition priming assembly Change 5 8-21
Figure 8-31. Projected charge demolition kit-arrangements of components in case .

Time blasting fuse is packed in 50-foot coils, 2 coils per package, 5 packages per sealed metal can, 8 cans (4,000 feet of fuse) per wooden box. The 2-coil packages are also packed either 30 or 60 per wooden box. Detonating cord is issued in spools of 50, 100, 500, or 1,000 feet. The 50-foot spools are packed 100 per wooden box; 100-foot spools, 50 per wooden box; 500and 1,000-foot spools, 8 per wooden box. Firing devices are packed 5 or 10 devices per inner box. Trip wires are packed with pull-type firing devices. Inner boxes are packed in wooden boxes that contain from 120 to 250 devices. Primers are packed 2,500 to 10,000 per wooden box. Blasting caps are packed 350 to 500 per wooden box or as required. Most accessories and tools are packed as required.

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