Figure 6-5. Preparing outer edge of tank bottom.
a. General. The first stave installed must be one
(2) Install strip gasket (2) to cover all boltholes.
When one roll of gasket is used up and another started,
fitted with a pipe coupling of the same size as the tank
the overlap should extend over two boltholes. Apply
supply pipe. Staves are installed in a counterclockwise
sealing compound at each overlap.
direction around the tank bottom.
b. First Stave.
(3) Insert wedge gasket (3) underneath strip
gasket (2) at seams formed by the bottom plates.
(1) Place first stave (1, fig. 6-6) over bolts (2)
(4) Insert bolts (4) through all boltholes in the
so that stave straddles a radial seam in tank bottom.
bottom and gasket (2).
As a result, each subsequent stave will straddle a radial
6-9. Installation of Side Staves