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1/8 in. x 3-1/8 in. x 7-1/2 ft. Metal Fence Post

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The 7 ft. 6 in. Postmaster is used in place of wood fence posts for added strength, durability, longevity, and resistance to wind. It can be easily concealed from view to maintain the beauty of your wood fence project. It saves money since installation does not require use of brackets.

  • Galvanized steel to protect from rust and corrosion
  • Does not rot or warp like wood posts
  • 15-year limited warranty
  • Resists wind loads up to 70 mph
  • Used with 4 ft. through 6 ft. high wood fencing
  • Patented design

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How does this system work with corners? Is there s different post or clip to buy that allows the fence to turn?

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March 28, 2016
I don't see any such options at homedepot. Anyone have a link to where the corner post components can be purchased? Thank you.
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June 13, 2016
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The instructions for corners are on the MasterHalco site in the contractor section.
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I haven't used this yet. However, I wouldn't screw into the edge of the 2 x 4's for the corner fence, that is the one at 90 degrees to the to the main fence. Perhaps putting a small piece of 2 x 4 longitudinally along the post and then resting the 2 x 4 for the 90 degree corner on this piece, as you would do on a wooden post, is a workable solution. If not, simply install a new post at 90 degrees to the Read More
I haven't used this yet. However, I wouldn't screw into the edge of the 2 x 4's for the corner fence, that is the one at 90 degrees to the to the main fence. Perhaps putting a small piece of 2 x 4 longitudinally along the post and then resting the 2 x 4 for the 90 degree corner on this piece, as you would do on a wooden post, is a workable solution. If not, simply install a new post at 90 degrees to the opposite end of the corner for the best solution. Let me know which works best so that I know what to do when I start my project. Thanks. Read Less
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Yes these posts work with corners. Turn to the post the opposite direction of the inline posts. When you get to the corner, you will screw into the end of one 2x4's on one border, on the other border you will screw into the face of the other 2x4's.
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Can these fence posts be cut?

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May 24, 2016
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Instead of cutting it, I plan to sink the post to the same exact height the I plan to install the pickets at. Then, I won't have to cut the posts. I will have to have my plans finalized before starting the project.
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February 27, 2016
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Yes you could probably cut them if you have a capable saw but they appear to be galvanized. They might be more prone to rusting if they're cut.
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February 11, 2016
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Yes, you can cut the post.
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what kind of rail screw or cover screw can I use?

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what kind of rail screw or cover screw can I use? HD doesn't carry the screws and corner post clip mentioned on their installation instruction. What are the alternatives?

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I used zinc coated truss screws available at HD until I ran out for the last 2 sections, then I used regular Deckmate screws. Time will tell if the truss screws will hold up to the elements. For the corners, the instructions I read said to just reverse the direction the post is facing from the inline posts. This allows you to screw into the end of the 2x4's on one border and the face of the 2x4's on the Read More
I used zinc coated truss screws available at HD until I ran out for the last 2 sections, then I used regular Deckmate screws. Time will tell if the truss screws will hold up to the elements. For the corners, the instructions I read said to just reverse the direction the post is facing from the inline posts. This allows you to screw into the end of the 2x4's on one border and the face of the 2x4's on the other. Read Less
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I saw nothing about any rail screws or cover screws. I used treated 2x4s and screwed them directly to the post with plain 1.5" wood screws. No extra hardware, nuts or bolts. For a corner I would probably use 2 posts for strength.
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Set in concrete?

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Do these posts need to be set in concrete, or are they driven in similar to T-posts?
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I set mine in concrete; they might be able to be driven like T posts but they would need to be driven perfectly straight and might not perform as well under windy conditions.
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It depends on how long you want them to last and how sturdy you expect your fence to be, especially if you live where there's a frost line. Even with the galvanizing acidic soils will eat them just like rebar.
These are lighter than a T post but not fragile by any means. I wouldn't suggest driving them in because they can warp from the beating. I'll be setting mine in concrete about 20" deep, running my Read More
It depends on how long you want them to last and how sturdy you expect your fence to be, especially if you live where there's a frost line. Even with the galvanizing acidic soils will eat them just like rebar.
These are lighter than a T post but not fragile by any means. I wouldn't suggest driving them in because they can warp from the beating. I'll be setting mine in concrete about 20" deep, running my stringers and trimming them even with a sawzall.
I'm paying the higher price to make the (redwood) fence install go easier. Read Less
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 15 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great- Wish it was 8 ft. or 8 1/2 ft. I used these to build an all two inch by four inch fence. Used Deckmate # 8, 1 5/8 screws. Probably should have used Deckmate # 8 1-1/4 inch screws would help prevent splitting of some two by fours. I used the bottom three two by fours the ground treated lumber to save money. The treated lumber was less likely to split but more likely to bow in and out. The kiln dried two by four I used up top for all rest above bottom three treated two by fours was more likely to split but looked nicer to me. Also, make sure to put the screws on the inside so people can't steal your two by fours. I decided not to use pickets with three rails. I also did not cover the metal post with a picket the metal post looked good. I used 1 one inch by six inch up top to cover my unevenness up top my only real mistake. I used string and a level so everything else was straight and level but had some uneven ground. Probably better to use the pre punched holes and 6 inch lines on the metal post to get exact measurement of how deep to dig your post to put exactly 18 inches (1.5 ft.) in the ground to have 6 feet up top. I read you can put the rails on the outside and put 6 screws on each edge, then you can alternate the next rail up and down so you can get the next two by four up. I decided not to do this but considered it. If I used the 6 screw method I would measure about 7.5 feet between metal posts. Then you alternate up and down so don't cut treated two by fours exposing them. This was a greata alternative. It would have made the fence easier and quicker to put up if I did it 6 screw method as you would not have to worry about perfect 8 feet spacing of the two by four rails. Also you would not have to worry about the two by fours being slightly different sizes as not all 8 feet two by fours are cut exactly the same 8 ft. But I built it with 3 screws on each edge of two by four because I intended to cover the metal post with a picket but changed my mind. Check out the Halco website if you want to build a traditional wood picket fence they have instructions. Very easy to use. very sold. bend but don't break. Handled the weight fine. September 3, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great Product but not for everyone I chose to use these posts instead of wood posts in hopes not to replace posts in the future. I did use larger wood posts for gate openings. I set these like wood posts, dug holes and set in concrete. A few I did have to drive into the ground and the tops mushroomed. These are more expensive than the wood posts, especially when you consider filling in voids with 2x2 boards. One improvement I would ask the manufacturer would be to drill some holes on the center channel to secure 2x2's in the void. I live in an area that wasps like to build hives in voids, especially around wood fences. The height indicators every 6"s are nice for easy leveling of support boards. If you have the room in your budget, I highly recommend. May 10, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Stagger these backwards for strongest effect! For very windy areas, rather than using these forward, as recommended, it's better to use these on the opposite side and bring the rail across both sides, and stagger down or up for the next section. That way you get SIX screws into each end of the rail. This does leave the bulge out on the back side that you can cover with two pieces. The six screws also allows sticking a fence into a corner (no post on the other end) without it sagging too much There is no stronger fence if done this way. May 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Look of wood with the strength of steel! I installed these over a year ago in big, wonderful, windy Wyoming. I've installed wood fences before using wood posts but they don't tend to handle the wind very well and they also warp or have other defects that make building straight fences that last difficult. These are very sturdy. Yep they're more expensive but I don't have to worry about the wind anymore and my fence still looks as straight and true as the day I installed it. My fence has endured multiple 60mph + windstorms with ease and looks great. The neighbors all want to know where I got these. I highly recommend these posts; they are going to last for a very long time. February 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Put these is 5 years ago and they are still perfect These are a great product. Easier to lay out. Easier to mount wood rails to. Easier to set. They allow you to fill hole with more concrete because they are not bulky like 4x4s. They flex well in wind. I put the in 5 years ago at another house of mine and I'm posting this review because I am buying them again. April 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by best fence post available I have driven many miles to buy these posts for my wood fence projects. Now they are available in almost all Home Depots. They make fence building faster, stronger and insure that there will be no rotten posts. August 27, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Will replace with round metal posts These posts are definitely sturdy. They held up to 70+ MPH winds over the course of three days. However, they 2x4 wooden rails did not. They split on both ends without any issue due to the base nails only being able to go in less than 1/2 inch from the end. Although these posts didn't bend or snap, I have to replace over 100 feet of the rest of the fence. Needless to say, I will be ripping these posts out and replacing them with the strut round ones that have braces that go a couple inches in on the ends for support. If you have little to no wind, go for it. If you have moderate to high winds, do NOT get these! February 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Halco Metal Posts This is the best post to use for wood fences. Won't rot out like wood posts. Very slim for tight spaces. I just wish there was an 8 1/2' long post for the new code of fence heights in LA County from 6' to 7' because I have more fencing to put in. July 19, 2015
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