hi i'm michael aziz gallery we often get questions on how to mount outdoor statuary in this video we're going to show you how to mount solid cast polyester resin statuary such as our moat dragon here this is our Moroi here this is a polyester resin or fiberglass resin is it's hollow cast instead of the solid cast like the milled dragon here so there is a different way of mounting the two different products and I will show you how to do that this is our mote dragon that I mentioned earlier it is a solid cast polyester resin here we've taken a 3/8 inch drill bit and drill the hole up into the bottom about about 3 inches up I'm going to insert a piece of rebar you can get rebar at your local building centers such as Home Depot and Menards comes in 1/2 inch and 3/8 inch in this case I've just taken a 12 inch piece and ground it to a point when you asked for rebar they're going to try to sell you a 10-foot piece but they usually have it cut in like 12 inch and 18 inch lengths as well here we're just going to insert it into the bottom if you've drilled a hole that's kind of loose I recommend we take some gorilla glue here it is a expanding polyurethane type foam glue and it will if you put it on the ends here and just push it in there till it bottoms out that foam will eventually come right on out and you can trim it off grind it off after it's hardened statue could then just be plugged into the ground it's easily remove later on if you need to mow or you just want to change your garden set up if you want to give your statuary I'm permanent anchoring that can easily be done by digging a small hole filling it with concrete and then with your rebar attached to your urn statuary or pedestal can we just drop down into the concrete once the concrete hardens you'll have a great counterweight keep that that garden piece in place during high winds whatever but this is of course a little more permanent you can actually at a later date if you have to move it you just really dig it out and move the whole footing in all and then just replant it somewhere else if you like another way that a lot of people think about minor statuary is just to concrete or concrete slab very easily done by drilling a hole right into the concrete same size as a rebar you're going to use requires a special bit this bit is a masonry bit it's a little bit different than a wood bit it has a point on it will show a close-up of this later on for those of you who don't know what a masonry bit looks like anyway you select one same size as your rebar drill it down same depth to this your rebar goes most slabs are about three and a half four inches deep so it won't take long to go completely through the concrete but here we're just going to stick our statue right down in there now this can be a driveway a sidewalk a porch or a step sit on there just fine you can move it later on during winter months if you want to take it off if you sure do that I wouldn't glue it or anything like that I would just leave it just leave the hole if you wanted to fill it up later on make a more permanent you can recopy it fill full cement or patch buddy that's just another another option for mounting your statuary this is our Merv oh it is a fiberglass statue like our moat dragon with one main difference in that this piece is a hollow cast piece and it is a little bit lighter weight so if you want to make this type of statue have a more permanent placement in your garden that can be easily achieved like the moat dragon we drilled a hole in the bottom however here with it being hollow our rebar is going to move around and there's nothing really to anchor it to if we try to glue it in there with our gorilla glue it's still going to slop around so what we do is we take some spray foam polyurethane foam this comes in two basic styles it comes in four gaps and cracks it also comes from windows and doors the gaps and cracks variety here expands more than the window and door foam does that's what I recommend because we're filling a large space it can be sprayed directly into the hole using their straw attachment here poke it all the way up there as far as you can and just blast away it will start to eventually start to ooze out as it starts to do that you can insert your rod about three inches up into the piece and I would also turn it a little bit to get it to adhere well to the to the rod and over the course of the next hour or so the foam is going to try to push that rebar out you can either come back every 15 20 minutes and push it back in there and eventually it will stop creeping out the other way to do it is to take duct tape or some other strong with tape tape it and hold it into place you also want to make sure that the rebar hasn't gone off to an angle like that and just reposition it so it's straight up and down after about 24 hours the formal hardened enough to be trimmed off it will actually use out a little bit here on the bottom you can take a utility knife or razor blade and just trim it off I would put some caulking or paint or something of that sort around that edge to keep it watertight will also show you here how to anchor or fill open base bottom statuary as well here we have a pedestal that has a solid bottom on it we're going to fill this full cement and put rebar in it to make it more permanent here we've taken a hole saw and drilled a hole on the bottom about two inches so we can get our concrete in there hole saw looks looks like that this goes in a drill to drill bit these come in various diameters you can get a relatively cheap at Harbor Freight tools or any home centers after you have drilled the hole out you're going to get a plug looks just like this little hockey puck you've taken our 3/8 drill bit again and drilled for our rebar to fit since our hole and our hole saws too small for the rebar we just drilled a hole a little bit bigger so we'll accommodate our rebar here we're going to fill for concrete I'm going to fill it all the way up just to this bottom bottom edge right here and leave this half-inch area open the reason for that is once we insert our rebar down into the concrete we can take our little hockey puck here that we took out bring it down and let it sit right on top of that concrete main reason for this is that this concrete that we have in here if exposed directly to the ground will wick water up into it and cause concrete to swell ever so slightly when it freezes and it could crack the actual fiberglass so we put a little hockey puck back on before we put it all the way in there we're going to take just regular household cotton and cough this outer edge and caulk around where the rebar needs the fiberglass hockey puck here and after it sits up good you can also paint it if you like fill it up even better the caulking you did a pretty good job main thing is that we get a good watertight seal here so we don't get any water wicking up if you are our statue or a pedestal and that only really applies to concrete the phone's if you're using a foam showed earlier the phones don't do that because the phones have so much air in them and air gaps that they're play a room for expansion is the concrete that causes the expansion problem so it needs to be feel real good this is a the burger by Sylvia Shaw Johnson when you first receive your Birdgirl it's going to come to two separate boxes one for the pedestal base and one for the Birdgirl it will need to be mounted to the concrete base so I want to show you how to do that the burger when it comes from the factory will have a 3/8 inch hole drilled into the bottom and it will also have a little bit of a dimple here that's the start of a 3/8 inch hole and that will need to be drilled out for you to mount the two pieces together here I'm going to use a piece of 3/8 inch rebar can be purchased for most home centers and 12 inch lengths it's just going to be inserted into the bottom before we put it in there though we're going to take a glue here we're using a gorilla glue it's an expansive polyurethane foam type glue once it goes in there we'll put it on the edges but once it goes in it will expand and grab grab that rebar real well from there we're going to let it dry and come over here to our pedestal and take a 3/8 inch hammer drill bit and a drill you use a regular drill it can use a hammer drill most of your cordless drills nowadays have a hammer drill function and we'll have to drill through here about an inch and a half it is hollow show you that it is concrete so it's going to take a little bit to get through it once we have a hole in there and our bird girl has the rebar we're going to insert the two pieces together and use our gorilla glue once again put it on our rebar the slide the whole thing down so it becomes one solid unit with the concrete base and the two pieces together it should be pretty solid when you order your statue pedestal or urn you do have the option of ordering these types of hardware as we mentioned in our other videos rebar also you can get bolts installed these would be fiberglass right up inside the statue and the pedestal for mounting many people order a statue or a pedestal together at the same time in which case a bolt like this or a threaded rod would be installed to factory it would protrude out the pedestal would have a hole pre-drilled in it and pre aligned so all you have to do is just drop the bolt down in there come up from underneath put the nut on you have the two pieces that are perfectly aligned at the factory another couple of options that they offer are flanges or I call an angle irons they could be fiberglass on the inside if I glass on the outside for various mounting purposes another way is a threaded nut like this sometimes sometimes called a coupling can be fiberglass up inside so if you need to come up from the bottom like a deck or a platform you can bolt straight up into this coupling and again this would be fiberglass right inside the piece and you can order it that way from the manufacturer

How to Mount Outdoor Sculptures and Pedestals by Zhki's Gallery

7 thoughts on “How to Mount Outdoor Sculptures and Pedestals by Zhki's Gallery

  • July 28, 2019 at 7:51 pm
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    Would a masonry bit be able to drill through glazed ceramics?

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  • July 28, 2019 at 7:51 pm
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    It's good to see the woodprix has new instructions to save my money and energy to build it.

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  • July 28, 2019 at 7:51 pm
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    Hi. Informative but I’m a wee confused. I have a 45” hollow polyresin statue. Is the foam supposed to fill the entire statue or is there a certain amount to put in to make it heavy enough to hold? Thank you

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  • July 28, 2019 at 7:51 pm
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    thanks for video!

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  • July 28, 2019 at 7:51 pm
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    2harankash Not sure what you mean by sleeve? You can email me [email protected] I would be glad to help with your project.

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  • July 28, 2019 at 7:51 pm
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    would you please explain the method of Drill and Sleeve that is used for mounting museum artifacts

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  • July 28, 2019 at 7:51 pm
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    Thanks for this video. It's quite helpful. Now to see if my grinder will sharpen the rebar….

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