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737 Cargo Bin Question  
User currently onlineSXDFC From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 2356 posts, RR: 21
Posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3796 times:

Hello All:

The other night I worked A/C 270 ( ex Ford 737 ) and noticed that on many of the ex airTran and other second hand 737's we operate, there is some sort of "bar" in the side walls of the bins. I haven't noticed this on any 737's that were delivered directly to WN. My question(s) is what is the function of this bar, and why doesn't SWA opt to have this on its 737's.

FWD Bin A/C 270 ( 737-705 )

http://i1208.photobucket.com/albums/cc368/737-8H4/71C74970-6C0A-4E5C-AC26-91D0FB36650F-24044-0000121978954FB3.jpg

FWD Bin A/C 240 ( 737-7H4 )

http://i1208.photobucket.com/albums/cc368/737-8H4/AC3620BC-3A13-4617-A2F5-0F5B8F422385-24044-000012198225375D.jpg


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3732 times:

Bobby..... was the shaped structure going all the way to the ceiling of stops halfway....Not very clear on the pic.....


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User currently offlineDalmd88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2555 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3726 times:

Does it have holes in it for cargo heat?

User currently offlineyeelep From United States of America, joined Apr 2011, 659 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3718 times:

Its a cover for the fwd galley/lav grey water drain tube that ends at the fwd drain mast. Grey water drains through the tube whether its airborne or on the ground. On the aircraft without, the grey water drain tube is above the cargo compartment ceiling. Due to the lack of slope, the grey water doesn't drain through the fwd drain maston the ground. Instead there is a drain valve that opens when on the ground that diverts the grey water to the door sill drain and exits the plane just aft of the NLG wheel well.

I don't know the reasons behind one design or the other, though I personally like the idea of not having the drain/cover in the pit. Mainly due to always having to re-bend the cover retaining clips and sealing the cover with tape. At AS we have only one NG with the drain line in the ceiling, N549AS.

[Edited 2012-12-03 03:56:34]

[Edited 2012-12-03 04:03:53]

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3519 times:

Quoting yeelep (Reply 3):

Its a cover for the fwd galley/lav grey water drain tube that ends at the fwd drain mast. Grey water drains through the tube whether its airborne or on the ground.

Isn't it located midway of the Cargo compt & not the lowermost location......



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User currently offlineyeelep From United States of America, joined Apr 2011, 659 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3496 times:

Not exactly sure what you mean. The cover/tube runs the entire length of the fwd pit, sloping from about three quarters the height of the pit at the front to just above floor level at the back.

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3335 times:

Exactly.....3/4th the height .........why 3/4th......


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User currently offlineyeelep From United States of America, joined Apr 2011, 659 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3280 times:

Because it continues forward of the pit at a constant slope to the lav/galley.

User currently offlineaa777-200 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 322 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3205 times:

Whatever it may be it makes a good ledge to sit on while I am in the bin waiting for more bags to be sent up!

User currently onlineSXDFC From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 2356 posts, RR: 21
Reply 9, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3151 times:

Thank you guys for the information! I am sure many of you folks learn new stuff everyday with these amazing machines..

Quoting aa777-200 (Reply 8):
Whatever it may be it makes a good ledge to sit on while I am in the bin waiting for more bags to be sent up!

Its a good seat, but it makes it hard for you to slouch down and take a nap while waiting on the bags!     



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3072 times:

Quoting yeelep (Reply 7):
Because it continues forward of the pit at a constant slope to the lav/galley.

Why 3/4th.....why not from the floor height........



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