(13) Cut or assemble stencil to give the
d. When box is dry, re-mark box as dia-
grammed in b. above.
cleaned and repacked-date. Limit
Count quantity of items in box and mark
transportation to minimum neces-
number on box in the same position as
the original quantity figure.
(14) Use stencil ink and brush or black
spray paint to stencil box.
f. Stencil the words LIGHT BOX on each
side of box, using approximately the
same size letters as original markings.
(15) Annotate Ammunition Data Card(s)
with "locally cleaned and repacked
date, installation name, and unit des-
(16) Designate the repacked charges for
Re-marking may be avoided by apply-
priority of issue.
ing masking tape on markings (except
quantities) prior to painting box.
(17) The explosive powder gathered
from the cleaning operation and the
contaminated rag cans and water
must be disposed of in a safe and effi-
cient manner that is in compliance
Blasting Machine Maintenance
with TM 9-1300-206.
explosive powder water wet in ves-
sels with lids until at the site for dis-
Disposal of the explosive
powder, vessels, rags, and water
The only maintenance authorized on
should be done by experienced per-
current blasting machines (the M34
sonnel on an EOD or demolition
and M32) is an occasional drop of oil
range in accordance with local EPA
on the plunger and replacement of
Destruction of the
the handle. Both of these operations
item may be undertaken as follows:
are authorized at crew level (see TM
9-1375-213-12). Higher level mainte-
(a) Dump the items out into a
nance is still authorized at DS/GS
level on the older machines because
of a short supply of the newer
(b) Allow the water to evaporate.
machines (as of 1995). It may be diffi-
cult to obtain one of the newer
Saturate the material with die-
machines in some locations, so
sel fuel oil.
extending the life of the older
machines may be necessary
Ignite the oil remotely.
The following procedures for repair
This operation may be combined with other simi-
of older model blasting machines are
lar destruction operations.
included for reference when neces-
sary to have a machine repaired at a
4-12. Color Coding Boxes With Light
local shop that repairs electric
motors or automotive generators
and alternators. These procedures
should only be used by personnel
Boxes with less than full contents will be
experience in electric motors and
painted orange as follows:
generators. They are being main-
tained in this TM because the mod-
Check contents with markings on box to
ern replacement item, the M34 (as of
verify that nomenclature and lot number
1995) is a backordered item. It may,
therefore, be necessary to extend the
lives of older machines. The need
for blasting machines will diminish
for markings and location of markings
as the new, Modern Demolition
Initiator (MDI) components become
available for general use. The criti-
c. Apply orange enamel to all outer sur-
cal parts for the older blasting
faces of box. If enamel is not available,
machines are carbon brushes.
use orange lacquer.
Although no longer available in the