intervals (see Figure 1-3). The fastener should be centered across the crack. When a split extends to the end of
the board, at least one nail must be on each side of the split. There is not much you can do about warping. If
warping prevents the insertion or the removal of rounds or prevents sealing, replace the box. Most mold and
mildew can be brushed off the box. If excessive mold and mildew cannot be removed, and if this makes the
markings illegible, replace the box. If you find holes or loose knots more than 1 1/2 inches in diameter or more
than one-third the width of the board, replace the box.
The following information must be stenciled legibly on each box: the nomenclature, the national stock number
(NSN), the Department of Defense Identification Code (DODIC), the lot number, the date of manufacture, and the
quantity. If any of these markings are hard to read, touch them up with paint. If the markings are illegible, open
the box and check the markings on the inner containers. Then restencil these markings on the outside of the box.
Even though not listed as such on the fiber container, the NSN and date of manufacture can be determined from
the DODIC and lot number stenciled on the fiber container.
Figure 1-3. Repairing a Split with Corrugated Fasteners.