Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

No, you don't need to have any excess. Just trim it approximately level.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. Let's do that first.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. Now, Joe, you want to cut four strips, 12 inches long each, 1/2-inch in diameter. Tape that along the outsides of the bag across the ribs.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

That's correct, Jack. That's just for additional security on the bag. When you get those done, you'll have—You'll have two strips going one way, and the other two will be perpendicular to them.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay, Houston; Aquarius. We've got the four strips in place.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. We're in business now with the bag, and the next step to perform is to get ready to put the red suit hose, either the commander's or the LMP's because we're—we're going to want you to have both of these made up eventually, into the top of the—of the bag, and to do that you, first of all, have to assure that the—that the red hose is separated from the blue hose. I don't know whether this has been done already, but if it hasn't, what you have to do is cut the outer Beta-cloth sheath down the full length of the—of the hoses and then also cut the rubber ties that secure the two hoses together, and the hoses should come apart and the COMM cable should—should come off. Over.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. Take the —I'm going to want to separate the red hose from the blue hose by cutting this Beta-cloth sheath. Okay. That's in work.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay, Houston; Aquarius. I have the LMP's red hose separated from the others.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. Real fine. Now the next step is to cut a diagonal hole in one ear of the—of the plastic bag near the arch. You can pick either one and cut about, a 1-1/2 or 2 inch diagonal hole, big enough to slip the red hose through. And when you've done that, you'll just slip the red hose through so that it goes about to the center of the canister. It's—it's—It's not critical except that the opening should be down, and then tape the bag to the hose where it goes in so that it's nice and snug. Over.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. Copy that. We want a 1-1/2 inch hole right here at this ear, and put the hose in here, end down and toward the canister and then we tape the seal around here.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Let's try it. We can always make it bigger if we have to. Fred, get those. … the center of the arch.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Got to—Got to come in towards the center, all the way to the center. No, no.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Yes. I can't get those big knobs.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

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Jim Lovell (CDR)

There it is right there.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay, Houston; Aquarius.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. Go ahead.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. Our do-it-yourself lithium hydroxide canister change is complete. Joe, the only thing different is that our arch on this piece of cardboard is not big enough to position the red hose with the inlet down, and the inlet—the inlet to—to the red hose is lying on its side, but I think it'll still work.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay, Jack. I concur. I think it'll work, too. There's one step that I omitted, which you can do now quite conveniently, and it's this. Where you stuff the towel in the bypass hole on the bottom, we recommend that you cut a few short pieces of tape and just tape that over so it doesn't fall out. Over.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. Will do. Jim, I've got one more little thing to do, and that's … seal that top.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay, Joe. That's done.

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Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay, Jack. Now the remaining steps are simply suit-loop configuration steps to get this thing into full operation, and our ECS people want to hold off on that until the canister you're working on gets to 7.6 millimeters of mercury, which will probably be another 45 minutes or an hour—it—We're reading 4.7 now. So what we'd like you to do in the interim is to set up the second command module canister the same way you just did the first one, using the commander's hose, and get that all set and probably about that time it'll be time to—to switch over. For your information, when you've got that done and if you've had your breakfast and so on, the next thing I've got for you is a switch-configuration list for the command module, which will represent the—the powerdown, square-1 starting configuration for all our—our preentry checks. Over.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. We'll start setting up the commander's hose configuration the same as the LMP's hose. And I'll get—instead of—I guess you want me to use my launch …—launch checklist which I'd …

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

That's affirmative, Jack. What we have done is marked up the lift-off configuration checklist, and we'll run through it whenever you get around to it.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

And, I assume that …

Jack Swigert (CMP)

What I'd better do is before I put this thing back in operation, they're going to complete that other canister. I don't know. It should be in operation now. …

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay, Houston; Aquarius.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay, Joe. Should this canister be in operation now because it's already mounted on the hose?

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Well, yes. We haven't completely configured the suit loop to get full flow through there, and it's okay the way it is. What I recommend you do with the commander's hose is get the bag all ready, but not stick the hose in until we call you on it. Okay.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Yes. Or else a strip of tape.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay, Jim. We've got to start setting up the commander's. …

Jim Lovell (CDR)

You can get one of the cards, and I'll start cutting the … bag.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Yes. … show. How about that … because I've got two in my …

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Yes. Here, we'll store them back where I got it.

Tom Stafford

Hello, Aquarius; Houston.

Tom Stafford

Roger, Jack; Tom here. Just thought I would pass on to you and Jim that got a little data priority going today, and going to convene to CPCB and we'll have you all kinds of good procedures for later on. Over.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. Thank you, Tom. You guys are really working overtime.

Tom Stafford

We're getting a little coordination down here.

Tom Stafford

Aquarius, Houston. You might pass on to Jim, he had such a long day yesterday, we thought we were going to have to play him some guitar music to get him to sleep last night. Over.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

That's exactly what he did. Tom said you had such a long day yesterday, he thought he was going to have to play some guitar music to get you to sleep.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. Let's get this tape around the outside.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Kind of looks like the Earth has gotten kind of angled a little bit, but it's, for as many hours as …, I think it's been great. You know how to do this? How? … the terminator.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. Now we got to get two strips … tight.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Tom said the CPCB is getting …