FAQs

BOLLARD SLEEVES

What is the purpose of the reflective tape on the sleeves?

The reflective tape actually increases the visibility of the sleeves. During the day the reflective tape offers a color contrast increasing the visibility. At night the increased visibility comes from the tape being reflective.

Why should someone buy a bollard sleeve?

Bollard sleeves eliminate the need to scrape and paint the existing pipe bollards. When you paint a post, and it gets scraped, it looks ugly until the next time that you paint the post. Scraping and painting a bollard usually costs about $15.00 to $25.00 to paint each time.

How soon will my order ship?

Since we have an inventory of over 25,000 sleeves, orders normally ship within 2 business days of being placed.

Where will the sleeves ship from and how long will it take?

We usually ship sleeves from Kansas, normally the sleeves will arrive within 3 to 5 business days.

What are the inside diameters of the sleeves?

4.5" = 4.72", 7.0" = 7.0", 8 7/8" = 8.81", 10 7/8" = 10.87", 12.75" = 13.0"

What material are the sleeves made from?

HDPE – High Density Polyethylene Plastics
LDPE – Low Density Polyethylene Plastics

How much taller can the post sleeves be beyond the height of the actual post?

Glass City Plastics bollard sleeve heights are optimally designed to increase visibility of the post. Bollard sleeves are regularly used to increase the height of the post.

What if I have a 2" or 3" post, won't the 4.5 cover be too big?

Not at all. Tell us the actual size of the post that needs to be covered, and we can ensure the proper installation material is shipped to you for a secure fit over the post!

How easy is it to cut a bollard sleeve in the field?

Bollard sleeves are easily trimmed by using a variety of electric and manual cutting tools.

Can I order the bollard sleeve without reflective tape?

Absolutely!!

CLEARANCE BARS

How do I install the Clearance Bars?

We ship the clearance bar with 2 eye-hooks. You supply the chains.

What makes your Clearance Bars so great?

Our clearance bars are actually made from two sleeves. The unit ships in two pieces (which dramatically reduces shipping costs) and is very easy to assemble.

What lengths are available?

The standard clearance bar length is 80, 96, or 120. However custom widths and lengths are available. Please contact the Sales Team for your custom quote.

What is the custom graphics kit?

Our clearance bar's custom graphics kit has everything you will need to make the following wording: CLEARANCE X' XX"

The kit includes the word "Clearance" plus:

  • Two sets of numbers (0 – 9)
  • The foot (') and inches (") indicators

POLETECTORS

What is the standard size?

The Poletector 360 fits a round concrete light pole base that is 24 inches in diameter. The Poletector 540 fits a round concrete light pole base that is 34 inches in diameter.

What if my light pole base is smaller than 24 inches in diameter?

Poletector 360 can be made with special inserts to ensure a snug fit on your specific light pole bases. Call for more information.

Are the Poletectors easy to install?

Yes, each Poletector comes with detailed installation instructions and all of the material you will need for installation.

How long will it take to ship?

Since these products are often made to order, the usual production time is approximately 2 to 4 weeks.