9-15. FLOOR BOARD REPLACEMENT (CONT).
Floor boards must be replaced with same laminated wood as specified. Using a
substitution of alternative wood will result in lower deck strength and capability, which
could lead to deck failure. Injury to personnel and/or damage to equipment may result.
Adhesives, solvents and sealing compounds can burn easily, can give off harmful vapors
and are harmful to skin and clothing. To avoid injury or death, keep away from open fire
and use in well-ventilated area. If adhesive, solvent or sealing compound gets on skin or
clothing, wash immediately with soap and water.
Wood waterproofing is hazardous and flammable. Do not breath vapors and only apply
waterproofing in a well-ventilated area. Keep away from open flames. Wear protective
gloves and eye protection when applying waterproofing. Failure to comply may result in
injury or death to personnel.
Ensure all personnel wear protective gloves when handling rear wall floor board to protect
hands from wood splinters. Failure to comply may result in injury to personnel.
Lap joint on ends of floor board being patched and repair piece must have lap joint same
width as crossmember. Floor boards and patches must be fastened to a minimum of four
crossmembers. Do not fasten floor boards or patches to removable crossmember. Failure
to comply may result in damage to equipment.
If required floor board is unavailable, a combination of two narrower floor boards may be
combined or a wider floor board may be cut narrower to achieve required width.
Floor boards must be overlapped.
Floor boards must be installed with a gap of no more than 1/16 in. (1.6 mm) between
Floor boards may be patched instead of replacing entire length. Ends of patched floor
boards must overlap and be fastened to crossmember.
Apply waterproofing to all wood surfaces that have been cut and all exposed surfaces that do not have
With the aid of an assistant, position floor board (2) on flatrack (4).
Scribe a line on floor board (2) to
correspond with center of each
Screws must be installed 1/4 in. (6.35
mm) to either side of original hole in
crossmember depending on amount of
wood at location of hole.
Drill 7/32 in. (5.56 mm) pilot holes in floor
board (2) and crossmember (3).
Install screws (1) in floor board (2). Tighten
screws until head of screw is below surface
of the floor board.