(16) Insert spindles of the two 12-foot, 3-inch (3.720-m) upright center poles into the holes on the 5-foot, 11 1/4-
inch (1.830-m) ridge pole. Raise the two upright poles and the ridge pole in the center of the stack section area
until the pole spindles extend through the ridge plates and grommets of the stack section. Raise the poles and
stack roof until the upright poles are vertical (Figure 2-7).
Figure 2-7. Fastening Short Ridge and Upright Poles.
The 12-foot, 3-inch (3 720-m) upright poles should be at the front and rear center
of the stack section, six feet from each side, and vertically straight.
(17) Position one soldier at each end of the long ridge pole. Raise pole to a position where a third soldier
can insert the spindle of the 9-foot (2.745-m) front upright pole through the hole in the front end of the
ridge pole and into the grommet in the service section ridge of the tent. Set upright pole vertically in
place (Figure 2-8).
Figure 2-8. Raising Ridge Poles