(18) Fasten connector end of long ridge pole to the 12-foot, 3-inch (3.720-m) upright front center pole
(Figure 2-9) about three feet from the top of the stack so that the long ridge pole is level with the ground. This
is done by placing the connector of the ridge pole around the upright pole, swinging the swivel plate into
position on one side of the upright pole, and tightening the nuts with an 8-inch adjustable wrench (Appendix B,
Section III, Item 2).
(19) Attach jumper line at front stack ridge around short ridge pole with a half hitch knot. Secure it to
metal loop of connector with a round and two half hitches (Refer to FM 10-16).
(20) Insert spindle of connector through grommet at rear ridge of tent service section (Figure 2-9).
Figure 2-9. Center Ridge Pole Installed In Tent.
(21) Attaching Screen Wall.
(a) Unfasten slide fasteners at front and rear comers of side walls, detach footstops and pins.
(b) Extend side walls outward with eight 6-foot, 2-inch (1.950-m) poles
(c) Extend front wall with two 6-foot, 2-inch (1.950-m) poles and one 7-foot (2.135-m) pole to form
awnings (Figure 2-10).
If water collects in awnings, move base of each pole toward tent so that awning will
slope enough to drain the water.