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

Simpson Strong-Tie

Model # FPBM44E

Internet # 202563551

Store SKU # 458170

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

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

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$9.93 / each


Model # FPBM44E

Internet # 202563551

Store SKU # 458170

Store SO SKU # 592854

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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Assembled Depth (in.)  2.25 in  Assembled Height (in.)  28 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  3.825 in  Product Width (in.)  3.825 
Connector recommendation  Hot dip galvanized  Gauge  12 
Material  Steel  Number of Pieces 
Product Weight (lb.)  4.5 lb  Returnable  90-Day 
Type  Other 
Warranty / Certifications
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Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 42 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent product for correcting leaning fence I found this idea and product by watch YouTube about how to correct leaning fence. Well, I found out online that Home Depot carries it. Ordered five to correct poorly installed leaning fence posts on one side of the backyard. They worked like magic and the corrected posts with the menders feel quite strong in a straight position. I bought another one for all the posts on that side. December 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very good product! I had a loose fence post and after installing one of these, the post is now much more stable. It was easy to install and did a very nice job. I drilled out the holes to accommodate larger 2 1/2 inch screws to secure it. I'm very happy with how well it worked. After installation I painted it brown to match the post color. Sure beats replacing the post! In fact, I liked it so much, I ordered another one because the store only had one in stock. I highly recommend this product. August 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very sturdy- great product. These are stronger than the original wooden post. Very thick steel. My pressure treated posts were set concrete. I used the technique listed by others- one 4lb sledge resting on the cut-out and another 4 lb sledge to hit it in. Took a lot of hits, but was installed in a few minutes. My existing concrete was the type was mixed in a tub and poured around the post, I suspect that if I had used the 'set/fill/add water' type concrete, it may have split from the force of pounding in the e-z mender. I found that I only need to do one side of the post, so I did the side that gets the least amount of sprinkler spray. I also used the Simpson SD #9 1 1/2in structural connector screws so the post can be replaced in the future. In the past, I've spent hours chiseling out the old rotten stump and shaving down new posts to fit in the old hole. I thought that was the way to do it right. Not true- the post is will just fail again. I'm sold on this product! April 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very handy and quick fix I live in Canada and just after a wind storm in December I lost a section of wooden fence. Look around and found these.What a time saver. Went in easy and held the fence. December 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best easy fix. Easy to use. Quick to install. Holds the post solid. September 30, 2014
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