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I have a customer who need a couple of 6' x 6" hollow bumper post installed.
I plan on drilling out a 10" hole. Then digging it down
about 2' in the ground. And cement it in place,then filling
The hollow post with cement. This is a inside job. My question is
do you think digging it down 2' then cement it place. Will
be sturdy enough to handle a bump hear and there by a hi lo.
Thanks in advance
 

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Yes, its a 8" concrete floor. I'm rebuilding the the block wall that was hit.
So he wants me to put in some post
 

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What do you think the point of impact will be it someone hits a post?

If it is 3 to 4 feet high I would go a foot deeper with the posts.
 

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Don't forget the pretty little round cement caps.
 

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Install bollards or guard rails bolted to the floor with 3/4" Redheads. You won't have any problem. I've installed several for the purpose you mention. Forget all that digging, concrete and painting.

http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/gu...nt/material-handling/ecatalog/N-9rd?op=search


Whoops.....6' high bollards ? Get a fabricating shop to make up a steel column with a base plate with holes for 3/4" bolts. You can fill or partially fill with concrete if you like.
 

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I'm thinking the covers would minimize the paint damage to the machines, no?
 

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I used to get thick walled tubing from a pipe supplier, 8" diameter. Most of the post I would fill with compacted dry sand, and the top would get a concrete cap.
 
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