INSPECT FIRE EXTINGUISHER (BOTTLE) (892868-02)
Technical Inspection Tool Kit, NSN 5180-00-323-5114
Dial Indicating Scale, 0 to 10 Pounds
Off Helicopter Task
General Safety Instructions:
When not mounted in helicopter, fire
extinguishers (bottles) can become
dangerous missiles if discharged. Do
not detonate, discharge, or abuse fire
extinguishers. Injury to personnel can
result. Remove cartridges (squibs)
when extinguishers are removed for
Whenever fire extinguisher cartridges
are not installed, the positive terminal
must be shunted to the cartridge
body to prevent accidental firing and
discharge from stray voltages.
If not already done, connect shunt wire (1)
on both cartridges between positive electrical
terminal (2) and ground washer (3). Use lockwire
Secure wire (1) with washer (4), screw (5), and
Check extinguisher (7) for damage. There shall
be no bulges, dents, cracks, or corrosion.
Inspect extinguisher (7) for pits, cuts, or gouges.
There shall be no damage deeper than 0.005
Check decal (8) and helicopter DA Form 2408-18
for servicing dates of extinguisher (7). If this
information is not recorded, weigh extinguisher
(7). If extinguisher weighs 6.25 pounds or more,
install a new decal and record the weight. If it
weighs less than 6.25 pounds, return the bottle
for servicing. Install a new bottle.
Weigh extinguisher (7) without caps or protective
plugs. Compare weight to weight marked on
decal (8). Difference shall be less than 4 ounces.