Installing Stainless Steel Bollard Covers with a Top Hanger
Protect your pipe bollards while enhancing their aesthetic appearance. Bollard covers add a sleek, contemporary design element to pre-installed pipe bollards. Bollard covers are made of high-quality 316 grade stainless steel for the best corrosion resistance—even in high-saline environments. With this installation method, an adhesive anchoring system such as the AC100+ Gold Adhesive Anchoring System(1) is used to fix the top hanger of the bollard cover into the existing concrete inside the pipe bollard.
It is important to note that Reliance Foundry’s bollard covers are primarily decorative. Adding bollard covers to existing pipe bollards will not affect impact resistance. The level of impact resistance is directly related to the original installation.
Stainless Steel Bollard Cover
Hexagon Socket Set Screw
AC100+ Gold Adhesive Anchoring System
3/16″ Hex Key
Hammer Drill or Rotary Hammer
1/2″ Masonry Drill Bit
Inspect the pipe bollard
Examine the pre-installed pipe bollard for signs of damage. Any rust should be removed, and abrasions should be covered as soon as possible. If the damage is beyond repair, a new pipe bollard may need to be installed.
Hold a level vertically against the side of the pipe bollard and ensure that it is plumb.
Note: Any damage or tilting of the pipe bollard can affect the performance of the bollard cover.
Clean and dry the pipe bollard
Brush or wipe the surface of the pipe bollard. Debris can offset measurements and the placement of the bollard cover.
Mark the placement of the bollard cover
Use chalk to mark the center point on the concrete inside the pipe bollard.
Prepare the bollard cover for installation
Keep the bollard cover in its protective packaging and place near the installation site.
Three set screws are already installed in the bottom holes of the bollard cover. You will need to partly unscrew them to allow room for the pipe bollard to fit inside.
Drill the hole
Create pilot hole
Tap a pilot hole in the center of the hole marking.
This will prevent the rotary hammer from drifting while boring the hole.
Set the depth control on the hammer drill (or rotary hammer) to 3″
If depth control is not available, mark 3″ on the masonry bit.
Drill the hole
Drill a hole that has a 1/2″ diameter and 3″ depth.
Ensure the drill is level. Drill on high speed, using the hammer function if available.
Check the masonry bit often to ensure it remains free of debris.
Clear the hole
Clear the hole of all debris using a vacuum. Use a brush to remove any remaining loose particles.
Install the bollard cover
Fill the hole with adhesive
Using the caulking gun, dispense the adhesive from the bottom up until the hole is one-half full.
To prevent air pockets from forming, withdraw the mixing nozzle slowly.
Lower the bollard cover over the pipe bollard. Push the top hanger into the hole while turning to ensure positive adhesion.
Use a level to ensure that the bollard cover is plumb and make any necessary adjustments.
Note: A minimum of 45 minutes at 68˚F is required for the anchoring system to set. Do not disturb until adhesive has fully cured.
Secure the bollard cover
Secure the bollard cover onto the pipe bollard
Tighten the set screws at the bottom of the bollard cover using equal torque. Use a level throughout the process to ensure that the bollard cover is plumb.
Move from screw to screw when tightening until the bollard cover is secure.
Clean the bollard cover
Clean the surface of the bollard cover
Use a cloth to clean off any residue, dust, or debris.
Inspect the installation
From a distance, examine the plane of view.
Ensure the bollard is plumb.
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.