(b) Check bolt spacing and alinement
along each lap seam (2) and across the plate between
(c) Adjust plate (3) so that right lap
seam of last plate (1) will slip over bolts in left lap seam
of plate (3).
(d) Install steel washers and nuts, as
described in a (2) above, on bolts in lap seam.
(e) Lift free side of last plate (1, fig. 4-
5) and slide boards (2) under it. Boards will keep plate
clear of bolts in first bottom plate (7) and also act as
slide bars when adjusting the plate.
Figure 4-4. Checking bolt spacing at installation
of last bottom plate.