TM 55-8115-203-23 & P
Position replacement handle retainer assembly in place. Tighten bolts securely.
Caulk around bolt holes from inside of the container.
Test for weatherproofness in accordance with paragraph 2-5.a. If necessary, tighten bolts and
c. Door Gaskets. Inspect door gaskets for damage or distortion. Water test gaskets which appear damaged using
paragraph 2-5. Gaskets which are split at the corner seam, or which leak along the seam edge, may be repaired
using the procedures below. Gaskets which cannot be repaired using these procedures must be replaced.
(1) Repair of split at outside corner of gasket.
Using oxygen acetylene torch, heat putty knife until red hot.
Pass hot knife between split sections of gasket, then immediately press sections together.
(c) Examine repair after 30 minutes. If sections have not rejoined (vulcanized), then replace gasket. If
sections have rejoined, perform water test for leaks in paragraph 2-5.
(2) Repair of minor damage, or leakage at door gasket seams on inside.
Apply generous amounts of silicon caulk (App. D, item 6) to split or separation.
Clean off excess caulk.
Allow caulk to cure.
Perform water test for leaks (paragraph 2-5).
(3) Replace a damaged door gasket as follows.
Remove riveted clamp strips securing gasket to door edge and remove gasket.
Remove any rough edges on door which could damage new gasket.
Stretch new gasket over door edge. Make sure the larger lip of gasket faces the outside of the door.
New gaskets should be installed at ambient temperatures of 70 degrees F (21 degrees C) or above.
Insert new retaining clamp strips into the inside channel of the gasket.