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    Post Protector   4 in. x 4 in. x 3-1/2 ft. Cedar Tone HDPE Composite Fence Post Cover

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    • Description
      Model
      4442
      Internet/Catalog:
      203165674
      Store SKU:
      1000013637

      Post Protector is a slide-on barrier system protecting in-ground posts from decay by eliminating soil-to-wood or concrete-to-wood contact. Decay occurs when the following conditions exist: Moisture saturation of wood fiber, Oxygen, Temperature 40° - 100°F. These conditions enable the soil dwelling micro-organisms, to colonize the post using the wood fiber as their food source. This consumption of the wood fiber is otherwise known as decay or rot. Post Protector allows for typical post-in-ground foundations without the decay causing micro-organisms ever having access to the post. The treatment in a pressure treated post is a pesticide used in an effort to make the wood fiber an undesirable food source for these micro-organisms. The treatment is effective initially but loses its effectiveness as the chemical migrates or leaches from the post over time. Post Protector eliminates this chemical migration and keeps the treatment with the post where it belongs. Common applications are decks, pergolas, fences, pole barns or any post-in-the-ground project. Available in 4 in. x 4 in., 4 in. x 6 in. and 6 in. x 6 in., 42 in. and 60 in. lengths.

      • Simple slide-on installation
      • HDPE- material has 400 plus years of in-ground useful life
      • Light weight, flexible and strong
      • Attractive appearance-rich clay tone color with wood grain texture
      • Easily trims to desired height above grade
      • Integral uplift protection
      • Stronger, faster and less expensive than concrete pier and steel bracket method
      • Protects post from weed eaters
      • Net opening size is 3-3/4 in. x 3-3/4 in.
      • Includes (4 per post) 1/4 in. x 1-1/2 in. galvanized lags with EDPM bonded washers to attach Post Protector to post
      • Use attachment lags near grade level for ease of post removal/replacement
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    • Specifications
      Actual post height (in.) :
      42
      Actual post thickness (in.) :
      3.75
      Actual post width (in.) :
      3.75
      Color Family :
      Brown
      Color/Finish :
      Brown
      Features :
      UV Protected
      Includes :
      Hardware
      Material :
      Composite
      Number of posts included :
      0
      Product Depth (in.) :
      4
      Product Height (in.) :
      42
      Product Weight (lb.) :
      2
      Product Width (in.) :
      4
      Recommended Fastener :
      Screws
      Returnable :
      90-Day
      Shape :
      Square
      Use :
      Any
    • Reviews
      (8)

      Ratings & Reviews

      100% of customers recommend this product
      4.8
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      4.7
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      • don't put wood posts in the ground without these
      • December 10, 2013
      • Verified Purchase & Recommended Product

      I build a lot of pole barns. The weak point of any pole barn is the wood in the ground. Doesn't matter if the wood is treated or not, eventually it rots. I used to pour concrete around the posts, but if any moisture gets between the concrete and the post, it can rot even faster. The post can shrink allowing moisture in the gap between the wood and the concrete. Post Protectors eliminate ALL contact with the soil. Also, there are molded ridges in the product for uplift protection. No more drilling through the posts to insert rebar. I like that there is a protector for just about any square pole. Unfortunately Home Depot doesn't yet carry all of the ones available. If you use laminated poles, they're available. I like to buy from Home Depot for the free delivery when I can. If you want lumber to last, whether you are building a fence or a pole building, start with these.

      Pros High Quality of Material, Easy to Install, Light Weight
      • Pro

      StephenM

      Colorado
      55 to 64, Male
      7 out of 7 people found this helpful
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      By: StephenM
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