Model # FPBM44E

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Simpson Strong-Tie FPBM44E Black Powder-Coated 12-Gauge E-Z Mender
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Simpson Strong-Tie

FPBM44E Black Powder-Coated 12-Gauge E-Z Mender

$7.77 /each

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Replacing an entire fence can be an expensive and difficult task. Now it's easy for you to get your fence back in shape and your home back to looking its best. Simpson Strong-Tie offers a line of products designed specifically to help you make some of the most common fence repairs, easily and economically.

  • Allows easy repair of rotted or damaged 4x4 wood posts installed in concrete or dirt
  • Reinforces weakened wood posts without having to replace the post or the concrete
  • Sold individually use in pairs
  • Attach post to E-Z Mender using 6 HDG nails or screws per part
  • Made from 12-Gauge steel
  • Black Powder-Coat

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Customer Questions & Answers

can these be used on a post that has completely broken off?

Asked by: Anonymous
These work under a variety of conditions and can be applied slightly differently depending on the situation. In my case, at first I was disapointed because my posts were older, full dimension 4x4, cement-set posts, rotted/broken at the ground. The E-Z Mender was too small to fit around a un-planed 4x4, which is how I had planned to use it. Once faced with that problem I figured out it could still work if I bought some new pressure treated posts (planed dimension = appx 3.5 inches by 3.5 inches). In practice, the exterior dimension of the mender fit snugly in the 4" square cement hole and the interior of the mender fit the new 3.5" 4bys snugly and all worked great. Although I have not tried it, I suspect in some situations you could fit a 3.5 inch hole by using a doubled up 2x4, which in one dimension is 3" instead of 3.5". Setting the clamps on the 3" through dimension would allow it to fit in the 3.5" hole, at least in that direction. I am not sure how easy it would be to pound in, as there would be some required compression in the other direction, but I think it would work. What it will not do is clamp an existing, full demension, rough cut 4x4.
Answered by: Pops
Date published: 2016-04-05

what is the Length of mender can it be installed in old post cement

Asked by: Anonymous
It is 28" and about half needs to be in the ground. It can be installed in old cement, I hammered right through with little trouble. The mender guides in very close to the post which helps.
Answered by: Mjay
Date published: 2016-06-23

Simpson-Strong-Tie-FPBM44E-E-Z-Mender- are there two posts in an order?

Asked by: Anonymous
No, only sold as 1 each.
Answered by: CKP70
Date published: 2015-11-06

Is there any danger of cracking a concrete footing with these?

Asked by: Don
Concrete poured around a 4x4 post when setting it may crack when the EZ-Mender is driven hard into it. I usually drive it between the wood and the concrete until it is very firm. If you drive it beyond this point, either the EZ-Mender will bend a bit (harmless), or the concrete will crack. Both have happened to me, and the posts remained firmly anchored, but I typically poured a bit of concrete mix into the cracked portion to repair it acceptably (after 1-2 years, the post remained firmly anchored and the fence was stable).
Answered by: DaveF
Date published: 2017-02-15
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FPBM44E Black Powder-Coated 12-Gauge E-Z Mender is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 125.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I had two fence posts break at ground level. Over the years I have tried various ways to fix thi... I had two fence posts break at ground level. Over the years I have tried various ways to fix this. This time I decided to do something different and bought the Simpson Strong Tie. This is an amazing product. Just follow the simple instructions and in less than a half an hour you can repair a fence post. You don't even work up a sweat and the post is upright again and, as good as new. If you are looking for an easy and effective way to repair your broken post and, do not want to put a lot of work into the project, you should use this as an easy way to do the job.. It sells at a great price also.
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Product worked well even when only used on one side of fence posts. It's heavy gauge & sturdy. Th... Product worked well even when only used on one side of fence posts. It's heavy gauge & sturdy. The bump-out for hammering is okay but a block of wood on the top worked a bit better. I'd buy these again.
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bends too easy and the surface you hit to drive... Bends too easy and the surface you hit to drive it into the ground is too small.
Date published: 2017-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Used to support fence with rotten posts. I had three sections of fence fall down and I used one o... Used to support fence with rotten posts. I had three sections of fence fall down and I used one of these each on three broken posts and it is holding up great. I pounded these into the existing concrete post hole and then also added a few inches of new concrete around these metal supports. A couple of weeks ago we had one of the worst wind storms in 20 years tear apart my roof and take down a 60' tree in my yard next to the fence that I reinforced with these and they have held up great.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My husband and I were considering completely replacing our leaning fence but then I ran across th... My husband and I were considering completely replacing our leaning fence but then I ran across this product. After doing some research we decided to give it a try. To our surprise it was simple to use (since he had all of the strength needed to wedge it into the ground). It seriously corrected our leaning fence and I am still in shock that after only a few hours of work we were able to save ourselves thousands of dollars. I would definitely recommend this product.
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product was easy to install,and it does everything it is suppose to do. I would recommend th... This product was easy to install,and it does everything it is suppose to do. I would recommend this product to anyone trying to get a few more years out of your present fence.
Date published: 2016-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EXCELLENT Simpson Strong-Tie Excellent product. Much easier to use than expected. Far stronger than expected. One was sufficient to strengthen the gatepost comparable to a new post, and much easier.
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from These work but can be tough to pound into the... These work but can be tough to pound into the ground. My fence is straight again but I will need toFix the fence correctly as these do not look very nice out my window
Date published: 2017-01-17
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