ARMY TM 10-1670-281-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-32-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-32
2-53. Static Line.
This task covers:
Knife, Item 4, Appendix B
Marking Aid, Item 26, Appendix D
Knife, Hot Metal, Item 5, Appendix B
Thread, Nylon, Size 3, Item 42/43, Appendix D
Pot, Melting, Item 13, Appendix B
Thread, Nylon, Size E, Item 39/40, Appendix D
Sewing Machine, Darning Item 20, Appendix B
Tape, Cotton, 3/4 inch wide, Type III, Item 30,
Sewing Machine, Light Duty, Item 16, Appendix B
Sewing Machine, Heavy Duty, Item 18,
Wax, Paraffin, Item 47, Appendix D
Webbing, Cotton, Type II, Item 49, Appendix D
Sewing Machine, Zig-Zag, Item 17, Appendix B
Wire, Item 62, Appendix D
Splicing Aid, Item 25, Appendix B
Cleaned, paragraph 2-12
Beeswax, Item 1, Appendix D
Inspected, paragraph 2-9, 2-13
Cord, Nylon, Type IV, Item 16, Appendix D
Laid out on work table
Cord, Nylon, Type I, Item 13, Appendix D
When performing a repair on a 15-foot long static line which requires the cutting or
stitching of an original part, insure that adjacent static line material is not damaged
during the cutting process.
(1) Edge binding.
(a) Restitching. Stitch and restitch with size E nylon thread which matches the color of the
original stitching when possible. Lock all straight stitching by backstitching at least 1/2 inch.
Restitch by overstitching each end of the stitch formation by 1/2 inch. Restitch directly over
the original stitching, following the original stitch pattern as closely as possible. Stitching will
be in accordance with paragraph 2-19 and table 2-3.
(b) Splicing. Splice an edge binding an unlimited number of times as follows:
1 Cut a length of 3/4-inch wide type III cotton tape 2 inches longer than the damaged area.
2 Make 1/2-inch fold under on each end of tape length.
3 Center and fold the tape lengthwise over the damaged area. Secure the splice by making two
rows of stitching over the original stitching, the full length of the splice, to a point 1/2 inch
beyond each end of the splice material according to the details in figure 2-149. Use a light-
duty sewing machine and size E nylon thread. Stitching will be 7 to 11 stitches per inch.