Installing R-7180/R-7181 Bolt Down Bollards

Reliance Foundry’s bolt down bollards are designed for use in warehouse and retail environments. They are often used to protect fridge corners, warehouse racks, entranceways, and exposed fixtures. With a mounting system held in place by lag bolts, asset protection bollards are easily installed and provide the perfect solution for asset protection.

Asset protection bollards are intended to act as low-impact traffic deterrents that safeguard equipment and merchandise from carts and cleaning equipment. It is important to note that with this installation method, the bollard will offer little impact resistance.

PARTS LIST

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1Bolt Down Bollard1
2Threaded Mount1
31/2″ Anchor Bolt2

Installation Equipment

Broom/Pressure WasherChalk
LevelMeasuring Tape
Vacuum1/2″ Masonry Drill Bit
Impact WrenchHammer Drill or Rotary Hammer
Duct Tape

NOTE

  • To protect the finish, keep bollards in original packaging until the exact moment of installation.
  • Handle with care to avoid scratching or damaging bollard surfaces as abrasions will lead to rust.
  • Once scratched, bollards cannot be repaired to original form without re-finishing the entire surface.
Diagram showing the parts list

Before Installation

Check for hazards
Always check for hazards such as water pipes, gas lines, and underground wiring before drilling.

Clean the surface
Dirt and debris can affect the line of sight and disrupt placement of the bollards.

Use a broom or pressure washer to clean the concrete surface prior to bollard installation.

Study the site plans
Site plans are generally created by the architect of the project.

Refer to site plans to locate and mark the precise center point of each bollard.

For secure installation, ensure there is a minimum radius of solid concrete around each mark.

Designate your hole marking
Keep the bollard in its protective packaging. Place the bollard over each center point marking so that the bollard’s middle coincides with the center point.

Use chalk to create drill-markings for each bolt.

Remove the bollard.

*Be sure to make any necessary adjustments to the orientation now. Once drilled and installed, there is no way to rotate the bollard.

Drill the hole

Create pilot holes
Tap pilot divot holes in the center of each mark.

This will prevent the hammer drill or rotary hammer from drifting while boring the holes.

Set the depth control on the hammer drill (or rotary hammer) to 4″
If depth control is not available, mark 4″ on the masonry bit.

Drill the holes
Drill a hole that has a 1/2″ diameter and 4″ depth.

Drill on high speed, using the hammer function if available.

Check the masonry bit often to ensure it remains debris-free.

Diagram showing a hole being drilled with a 1/2 diameter and 4 inch depth

Secure the bollard

Clear the hole
Clear the hole of all debris and/or standing water using the vacuum.

Use a brush to remove any remaining loose particles.

Set the threaded mount on top of holes
Insert the lag bolts and tighten them with the impact wrench.

Ensure that the threaded mount sits flush with the surface grade.

Diagram showing lag bolts

Place the bollard near the installation
Keep the bollard in its protective packaging. Carefully place the bollard near the installation.

When ready to install, remove its protective packaging.

Place the bollard over the threaded mount
Set the bollard over the threaded mount and turn in a clockwise motion until the base of the bollard is as close to the floor as possible.

Use a strap wrench near the bollard base to tighten.

Diagram showing strap wrench

Inspect

Inspect the installation
From a distance, examine the plane of view.

Ensure the bollard is plumb to the surface, and the surface is flat.

Check the bollard for any signs of surface damage
Abrasions should be covered as soon as possible to prevent rust and ensure the proper life of the bollard. For damage repair or other servicing needs, please contact Reliance Foundry’s sales department.

Care and maintenance

Reliance Foundry manufactures its products to the highest design standards to ensure their durability. Reliance Foundry’s bollards are finished with long-lasting powder coating. In most North American environments, routine inspections and cleaning will ensure that bollards retain their aesthetic appeal. Proper care and maintenance are required to maintain the finish and ensure a full service life.

Diagram of R-7180 and R-7181 bollards with threaded mounts
The R-7180 and R-7181 bolt down bollards can be installed using threaded mounts.