Post Protector

Model # 6660C6

Internet # 203165692

6 in. x 6 in. x 60 in. Post Protector (Case of 6-Pieces)

$169.00 /case



Model # 6660C6

Internet # 203165692

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
  • Lightweight, 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
  • Includes(4 per post) 1/4 in. x 1-1/2 in. galvanized lags with EPDM bonded washers to attach post protector to post
  • This sku is 6-pieces total
  • Use attachment lags near grade level for ease of post removal/replacement

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Actual post height (in.) 
Actual post thickness (in.) 
Actual post width (in.) 
Assembled Depth (in.) 
6 in 
Assembled Height (in.) 
60 in 
Assembled Width (in.) 
6 in 
Product Depth (in.) 
Product Height (in.) 
Product Width (in.) 
Cap/top included 
Color Family 
Commercial/Residential Use 
Commercial / Residential 
UV Protected 
Fencing Product Type 
Composite Posts 
Hardware Included 
Number of posts included 
Product Weight (lb.) 
5 lb 
Recommended Fastener 
UV Protected 
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty 
30 day manufacturer defect 


Features: UV Protected
Price: $150 - $200
Brand: Post Protector
Review Rating: 4 & Up
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Do they make Post protectors for 3 ply 2x6 laminated columns

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are they a very snug fit? will use them for pole barn columns
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July 16, 2015
We make Post Protectors for some of the manufactured posts but they are not available on Home Depot.com. If you reach out to us from our website we can check for available sizes and how you can purchase them.
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Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 9 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Barn repair Repairing rotted posts on 40 year old barn. Using these on new post section in ground so it won't need done again! Easy to install. Manufacturer is wonderful to work with. May 21, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Post Protector update After my post ripping this product I received a call from the owner of the company. The purpose of his call was to assure me that I did not waste my hard earned money. He explained the process he went thru in the design phase as well as testing. He told me that thru accelerated testing it was established that this product should last 400 years. As I told him, I may have been hasty in my review. I think that time will tell. I have to respect a man that is willing to listen to the good as well as the preceived bad. October 22, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Wasted Money? My cost for 24 of these "post protectors was $735.15. The walls of the the protector are .03". Thats 1/32 of an inch. The material is stiff but not hard.The bottem is so thin that I could see sun light thru the un drilled plastic. I don't know how these will holdup but I am not impressed. I could puncture the bottem with a dull nail without much force at all. If I had been able to see this product before I purchased I would have never laid down my hard earned money. JMV Louisiana September 26, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Package Quantity I only needed 3 of these, but as they come in 'Case of 6pcs' I had to order 6. When they arrived you can imagine my frustration that there were in fact 3 boxes with 2 post protectors in each. So why doesn't Home Depot sell these in pairs? Other than that, I'm sure they will do exactly what I need them to do - prolong the life of my posts in the ground. October 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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. March 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by If you want pole protection, buy this product. I ordered the longer post protectors to use on the corner post of my pole barn. The protectors worked as advertised "awesome" They were easy to install, light weight and "Made in the U.S.A." Contractors that I used were impressed and plan on offering to their customers. If you want pole protection buy this product. July 31, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Product I recently built a pole barn and decided to give these post protectors a try. I wanted something that would help stop possible rot of the 6x6's that were in ground contact. The product came exactly as advertised. It was easy to install and was well made. I would definitely recommend using this product!! July 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great product ive used this product on the last 3 projects on my farm(2 pole buildings and a lean too) and I love these. The first shed I put up doesn't have protectors on it (it was before I found p.p.) and I'm so bummed because I can see the beginning of rot on my poles. I wouldn't put another pole in the ground without post protectors. August 8, 2012
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