Model # 6642

Internet #203165686

Post Protector 6 in. x 6 in. x 42 in. Post Protector

Post Protector

6 in. x 6 in. x 42 in. Post Protector

$24.99 /each

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Product Overview

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 degrees Fahrenheit. 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 4x4, 4x6 & 6x6 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 5-3/4 x 5-3/4
  • Includes (4 per post) 1/4 in. x 1-1/2 in. galvanized lags with EPDM bonded washers to attach post protector to post
  • Use attachment lags near grade level for ease of post removal/replacement

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Customer Questions & Answers

When installing a post with this protective sleeve , should the bottom of the post be set in conc...

When installing a post with this protective sleeve , should the bottom of the post be set in concrete or a few inches of material that will allow trapped moisture to wick from the very bottom , just below the section incase in concrete ? This is for a south Florida location,where the water level varies from 5 to 7 feet below the surface .
Asked by: Jim
Setting it in concrete is an option I did not take. I dug the hole 2"-3" inches deeper than recommended and put 4" of coarse rock (sold by HD) in the bottom. I set the post on that gravel layer and used scrap wood pieces to hold it upright, temporarily. Then I poured small, pea gravel (also sold by HD) into the hole beside the post, removing the scrap wood as I went. Using a rod, I tamped down the gravel on the sides and it has held well.
Answered by: HondoLane
Date published: 2017-03-11

will the post protector work for cylindrical posts?

am planning 6" posts
Asked by: Rick
If you choose the correct size for your cylindrical post, it will physically work. The purpose is to keep wood-consuming microbes away from the post. Water inside the sleeve is dealt with by having 6" or so extending above ground plus weep holes drilled into the bottom edge of the protector.
Answered by: HondoLane
Date published: 2016-11-01
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Customer Reviews

6 in. x 6 in. x 42 in. Post Protector is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 18.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Met my expectations This protector arrived pretty quickly. To better understand the instructions, I called the number listed on the insert. The nice gentleman who answered was a clear expert in posts and protectors. He was very helpful. The sleeve installed quickly and the set screws were easily installed after pilot holes were drilled. The heavy duty sleeve material I expect will hold up well over time.
Date published: 2016-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product and easy to install. After learning a bit more about the 'red zone' (2" above grad... Great product and easy to install. After learning a bit more about the 'red zone' (2" above grade and 14" below) where post typically fail, I'm confident this product will provide excellent protection.
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from To early to tell if they will keep termites from destroying my deck To early to tell if they will keep termites from destroying my deck
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked for Me! I had to rebuild a rotting 6x6 cedar mailbox post by scabbing on a pressure treated wood base made out of 5/4 stock onto a heavily rotted cedar post. The cedar post was very expensive to replace, After adding the pressure treated wood to the cedar that remained, I then covered the rebuilt base with this product and it worked perfectly. I dug a new hole, since the old hole still had a concrete anchor. I backfilled with a sand-gravel mix tamped around the rebuilt post and protector. The corrugations on the outside of the protector seemed to do well to anchor the post. I expect that this protector will provide many years of service and in addition, I easily trimmed the protector to stick about 8 inches above ground in order to protect the cedar post from further weathering at the ground line and to reduce damage from the lawnmower and weedeater.
Date published: 2016-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Help prevent rot The protectors get warped in shipment but once warmed in the sun they fit the post snugly. A little pricey for what ya get but what price can you put on protecting your posts from rot! Each protector comes with instructions and a pack of bolts and sealing washers to secure them to the post.
Date published: 2016-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great idea Had problems at first , after contact with company all was made right. I will say they stood behind the product and were very willing to make things right. I am very happy with the products now.
Date published: 2012-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Option to Protect Posts Installed in the Ground I recently built a pole barn and was looking to add more rot and decay protection to the pressure treated posts that were set into the ground. Compared to other options, the Post Protectors are more cost effective and simple to install. Concrete pillars are expensive due to the labor required to install them. A solid buried post is also stronger than the weak joint of a post bolted to the top of the pillar. The various "wrapped" posts on the market are more expensive than the Post Protectors. The sleeves are simple to install. Just slide them on and install the lag bolts to provide uplift protection. If you're having a contractor do the work, just have them slip them on before they set the posts. Quick, simple, and economical.
Date published: 2013-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Idea for Fence Durability Product arrived properly packaged (although was delivered to one of my neighbors instead of me). It is exactly as described in size, shape, and color, is lightweight and easy to install. They slip over the bottom of the fence post before you plant it into the ground. I drilled out the drain holes and put gravel in the bottom of the hole for drainage before installing the post and backfilling with concrete. I installed the lag bolts above ground level so the posts can be easily removed in the future if needed. I also caulked around the top seam to minimize water infiltration, although that was not specified in the instructions. I would assume that this protector will extend the life of the posts as advertised, and wish I had know about it before I replaced a number of rotted posts on an older fence in another part of my yard.
Date published: 2015-12-23
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