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If fabric area around original grommet has been damaged, repair area by darning using procedures
in darning procedural steps detailed above. If darning does not provide an adequate repair,
construct a 2 ¾- by 2 ¾-inch sized reinforcement cloth and fold under ½-inch on all sides. After
removing original grommet, sew cloth to inside with a medium-duty sewing machine, size E nylon
thread, 7 to 11 stitches per inch, one row of stitches 1/8-inch from inside edge and the second row 3/8-
inch from outside edge.
2. Replace grommet as follows:
For grommet installation by the hand-held method, refer to steps c.
through f., following. For grommet installation by hand-or foot-operated
press, refer to steps g. through k.
Using a suitable type tool, lift edge of original washer at one point.
Grip lifted washer edge with lineman pliers and roll washer edge back to lift washer from original
grommet. Remove original grommet from material.
Insert barrel of replacement grommet through accommodating hole in material and ensure grommet
flange is located on same side of material as original grommet.