Installing R-7186/R-7187 Bolt Down Bollards

Reliance Foundry’s new line of bolt down bollards is easy to install with no exposed hardware. Made from 316-grade stainless steel, these bollards can withstand weathering and corrosion. Their smooth and streamline appearance reduces tripping hazards in areas with heavy foot traffic. It is important to note that with this installation method, the bollard will offer little impact resistance.

PARTS LIST

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1Asset Protection Bollard1
23/4″ Drop-in Concrete Insert1

Installation Equipment

Broom/Pressure WasherChalk
LevelMeasuring Tape
Vacuum1″ Masonry Drill Bit
1″ Insert Setting Tool (or equivalent)Hammer
Impact Wrench

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.
  • Take special care to protect the thread at the bottom of the bollard.
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.

Drill the hole

Create pilot hole
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 3-1/8″
If depth control is not available, mark 3-1/8″ on the masonry bit.

Drill the hole
Drill a hole that has a 1″ diameter and 3-1/8″ depth.

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

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

Diagram of a hole being drilled with a 3 1/8 inch diameter and 1 inch depth

Secure the anchor

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.

Diagram of vacuum clearing the hole

Tap the drop-in insert into the hole
With the slotted end facing down, drive the drop-in insert (A) down until its top sits flush with the concrete surface.

Ensure that the top is perfectly level.

Set the concrete insert
Insert a setting tool (B) into the threaded hole, then hammer down.

If a proper setting tool is not available, an equivalent flat-end punch can be used.

This will cause the internal expansion plug to set the concrete insert in place.

Diagram of setting tool setting the concrete insert

Secure the bollard

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

When ready to install, remove the protective packaging.

Set the bollard over the concrete insert
Set the bollard base upright and center it over the concrete insert.

Diagram of bollard over the concrete insert

Secure the bollard
Thread the bolt at the bottom of the bollard into the concrete insert.

Use a strap wrench near the bollard base to tighten.

Diagram of strap wrench tightening the bolt

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. 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-7186 and R-7187 bollards with drop-in inserts
The R-7186 and R-7187 bolt down bollards can be installed into existing concrete using drop-in inserts.