Simpson Strong-Tie FPBM44E Black Powder-Coated 12-Gauge E-Z Mender-FPBM44E at The Home Depot
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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
Item cannot be shipped to the following state(s): AK,GU,HI,PR,VI


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  Connector recommendation  Hot dip galvanized 
Gauge  12  Manufacturer Warranty  Visit our website at and type in warranty in the search box for detailed warranty information 
Material  Steel  Merchandised Nested Increment (in.)  .25 in 
Number of Pieces  Product Weight (lb.)  4.5 lb 
Product Width (in.)  3.825  Returnable  90-Day 
Type  Other 


Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 38 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by quick and sturdy the suggested method is the 2 hammer method where 1 is laid on the mender and you hit that hammer, but i don't have 2 hammers so i improvised and pounded on the top of the mender, then, put a piece of angle iron in the slot and pounded the angle iron. so far, so good with the post. August 20, 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 Saved us from a $500 fence repair bill The post cracked at the base from nasty storm). My husband was able to drive this into the concrete and secure to the post to give us some time until spring until we can replace the entire fence properly. We bought another to use on a rotting post, and both are now solid, even the one that was in 2 pieces.. August 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Worked Well This product worked very well for me. Price was reasonable and installation was pretty simple. My fence was leaning pretty good and I didn't have access to the other side of it. I put 2 of these on consecutive posts and they straightened the fence out perfectly. They have holes in them to screw the mender to the wooden post and keep it in place. Much much easier than replacing an entire post and at a reasonable cost. July 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Worked well and easy to use This was very easy to install with a few hard hits, and straightened the fence very quickly. I used a regular hammer and it worked fine. A bunch of screw holes on the face and on the sides to screw it firmly in place against the fence post after its hammered into place. Very pleased with the ease of use and the resulting straight fence. I used one "mender" only since I didn't have access to the other side of the fence (neighbors yard, and he had a wire fence up against my wood fence on that side). You might be able to spray paint it if you prefer another color? Not worked fine in our yard. Seems like it will hold up well over time, but will likely be years before I'll know for sure. Good economical fix for now. June 15, 2014
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