Figure 36. Completing the crimp.
Prime the Charge. Basically, the procedures for priming the nonelectric firing system are
the same as those for the electric firing system. As with the electric firing system, a priming
adapter should be used, if available, to prime a demolition block with a threaded cap well. See
Figure 37. When a priming adapter is not available, prime a demolition block with threaded cap
well as shown in Figure 38.
To prime a demolition block that has no cap well, use the pointed leg of the M2 crimper to make
a hole in the end of the demolition block that is large enough to hold the blasting cap. Wrap
string around the demolition block several times and tie a secure knot. Insert the fused cap into
the hole. Tie the string around the time fuse at the top of the hole with two half hitches. See
Figure 37. Nonelectric priming with priming adapter.