SECTION I. GENERAL
SCOPE OF DIRECT SUPPORT MAINTENANCE. Direct support maintenance identified in Appendix B
consists of repairing or replacing components that are riveted or welded. Refer to TC 9-510 for information on I metal
body repairs. Direct support maintenance of the Tent, Extended Modular is covered in TM 10-8340-224-13.
SECTION II. DIRECT SUPPORT MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
5-2. RIVET REMOVAL. Remove rivets as shown below:
When removing rivets, do not increase the size of the original rivet hole so that the original rivet
requires replacement with a larger rivet.
Check for evidence of loose or working rivets and mark all of those for replacement.
A working rivet has movement under structural stress, but has not loosened so
much that you can see movement. This condition can sometimes be detected by a
dark, greasy residue or damage to paint and primers around rivet heads.
Where possible, replace rivets with the same type as originally used.