Section II. ASSEMBLY, AND INSTALLATION OF SIDE STAVES
8-9. Assembly of First Ring Staves
until just before the last two staves of the first ring are
installed. If ground is muddy, reverse the above
a. General. Place all remaining tank components,
except the second and third ring staves, on the tank
bottom and stack them as shown in figure 8-22. The
second and third ring staves should not be carried in
12-INCH OUTLET STAVE
8-INCH OUTLET STAVE
WATER DRAWOFF STAVE
6-INCH OUTLET STAVE
Figure 8-22. Layout of first ring staves.
b. Layout of Staves. The first ring consists of 6
The top is determined by looking at the stave
special and 31 plain staves.
in a vertical position from the outside In
(1) Place the staves with openings aid pipeline
proper position, offsets are at the lower left
connections in the proper position (fig. 8-22).
hand and upper left hand corner.
(2) Layout the remaining staves around the
c. Dressing the Staves.
perimeter of the bottom. Place the staves with the
(1) Along the right seam of each stave as it will be
chimed side up, for convenience in preparing them for
put in place with the chimes out, place strip gasket (2,
assembly. The staves are laid out so each straddles a
fig. 8-23) on the outside at each row of boltholes.
radial seam of the bottom. If the area is muddy, do not
Gasket material comes in rolls and is cut to proper
lay out the staves.
length for each stave. Cut gasket material so that it
projects one bolthole past the top and bottom chimes.
Staves have an offset at the top and bottom.