View Full Version : Anyone know the best way to bolt a copper sculpture to concrete?
8th May 2012, 01:18 PM
Im a student, I need help on finding out how and what I should use to bolt a Copper sculpture onto a concrete slab.
It is located outdoors and it needs to be long lasting!
need this asap!
8th May 2012, 02:53 PM
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8th May 2012, 06:36 PM
1. Welcome to the forum - there is an incredible amount of information and opinion available to all contributors.
2. Copper is a marvellous material and for what it's worth, my favourite metal
3. The answer to your question depends heavily on the specific application - this is why IKEA includes NO fixings with many of their products ....
4. How thick is the concrete and is it a slab or a paver?
5. How big is the copper sculpture? This matters because of the stresses that may be applied to it over time or during inclement weather etc.
6. How sturdy is the base of the copper sculpture, where you intend to bolt it down? The base will obviously need to be strong enough to cater for all the conditions
7. Apart from anything, you will need to ensure that while the item is well secured mechanically, two dissimilar metals are never allowed to come into contact. Ignoring this may (will) result in a Galvanic reaction and actually either fuse or eat away the copper. This can be annoying and produce mild discomfort and at times, financial ruin if/when the thing falls on someone
If you could add some pics of the item and where it's going as well as some more detail, that'd help folks to advise better ....
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