Figure 1-34. Detonating cord connector.
leave approximately six inches of the end free after tying the knot. Keep the angle formed by the branch line and
the ring main line not less than 90 degrees in the direction from which the blast is coming.
Charge teams connect the branch lines to the explosive charges, which they also emplace.
If M7 nonelectric blasting caps are available, they can be used to sensitize the detonating cord. The capping
procedures for detonating cord are the same as those described previously for time fuse. In cases where substitute
explosive items (such as shaped charges or AT mines) are used, blasting caps may be necessary.
Figure 1-35. Girth hitch with one extra turn.