2-13. Water Test After Repair. After any major
repair to an empty container, a stream of water from an
O.5-inch nozzle at 15 psig shall be applied to all joints and
seams. No water entry into container is permissible after
2-14. Corner Posts, Comer Fittings, and Rail
Members. Inspect the condition of the comer posts, cor-
ner fittings, and structural rail members. Containers having
comer posts or rails torn, distorted, and kinked, or broken/
cracked fittings, are unserviceable and will be rejected for
use. Corner posts having a small vertical dent are accept-
able if it does not exceed 3/4 inch in depth and 12 inches
in length providing the post/corner fitting joint is not
affected. If deformation of the container configuration is
evident, dimensions must be checked. The over-all dimen-
sions and the variation of diagonal distances between
opposite corner fittings must be within tolerances as indi-
cated in paragraph 1-8.
2-15. Floor. The container floor consists of a total of
eight wooden planks mounted longitudinally on floor
crossmembers. In containers serial numbered less than
12000, a metal threshold plate is installed across the
entrance to the container and a twelve inch (30.5 cm)
aluminum alloy kick plate extends around interior of the
container adjacent to the floor. The threshold and side kick
plates are absent in containers serial numbered 12000 and
higher. Maintenance of the floor group consists of inspec-
tion as follows;
a. Inspect floor to ensure it is tight and free of holes.
b. Inspect the floorboards, crossmembers, and
threshold plate for warps, breaks or any similar damage.
c. Inspect the kick plate for security and excessive
2-16. Roof. On containers numbered less than 12000,
the container roof consists of five sections of sheet steel
attached to the roof cross bows to make one complete
assembly. Maintenance of the roof bows consists of inspec-
tion for bends and cracks. Minor bends to the bows will be
accepted as long as there are no cracks. If the bows are bent,
but not cracked, they may be straightened back into posi-
tion. They must not be a safety hazard and must not impede
loading. Ensure that the welds are intact. (See fig. 2-3.)
Containers numbered 12000 and higher have five sheets of
corrugated metal welded directly to the top side rails.
Maintenance of the roof in either case consists of inspec-
tion for holes, tears and punctures.
Figure 2-3. Container Roof Assembly.