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

  • Makes replacing your fence easy and affordable
  • 12-gauge steel is extremely durable for a long-lasting use
  • Easy to use and gets rotted or damaged wood posts back up quickly
$7.77 / each
If you buy 6 or more
$6.36 / each
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Product Overview

  • Makes replacing your fence easy and affordable
  • 12-gauge steel is extremely durable for a long-lasting use
  • Easy to use and gets rotted or damaged wood posts back up quickly
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

Product Overview

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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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
2.25
Product Height (in.)
28
Product Width (in.)
3.825

Details

Connector recommendation
Hot dip galvanized
Gauge
12
Material
Steel
Number of Pieces
1
Product Weight (lb.)
4.5lb
Returnable
90-Day
Type
Other

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Visit our website at strongtie.com and type in warranty in the search box for detailed warranty information

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
2.25
Product Height (in.)
28
Product Width (in.)
3.825

Details

Connector recommendation
Hot dip galvanized
Gauge
12
Material
Steel
Number of Pieces
1
Product Weight (lb.)
4.5lb
Returnable
90-Day
Type
Other

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Visit our website at strongtie.com and type in warranty in the search box for detailed warranty information

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Questions & Answers

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

Asked by: singlefemale
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: 2017-09-15

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

Asked by: joe
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: ronedog48
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
If not a large enough footing was poured yes but if you have the proper thickness it should be fine.
Answered by: Ernest
Date published: 2017-05-09
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Customer Reviews

FPBM44E Black Powder-Coated 12-Gauge E-Z Mender is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 200.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have three 4x4 posts that failed from in the ground. I hammered two of these into each post, o... I have three 4x4 posts that failed from in the ground. I hammered two of these into each post, one on each side. I was very happy with the results and suspect the repair will last for years and is stronger than the wood. I found I needed a very large sledge hammer, a person to help me line it up and found using a piece of 2x4 on the top was useful getting the mender down without deforming the metal. I used deck screws to attach the brace to the 4x4. this is a very effective way to repair without rebuilding the whole fence.
Date published: 2017-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We had several fence posts that were rotted at the ground where they meet the concrete. A few of ... We had several fence posts that were rotted at the ground where they meet the concrete. A few of them were rotted all the way through. These menders are designed to work with 4x4 fence posts, however, our fence was built using 3x5 landscape timbers. We tried one at first to see if they would work with landscape timbers and it worked great! Definitely not a perfect fit around the post, but they snugged up good enough that we ended buying five more and finished all of our fence repairs in a matter of hours. Only took a few minutes per post to hammer them in using a 4# sledge, a lag bolt in the middle to secure everything and a few galv screws to finish it off. We only used one mender per post and it worked for our 4' tall fence, but you are supposed to use two for best results. Even if you don't have 4x4 posts these are worth giving a try to see if they work for your application. I'm sure glad we did! Now to paint the fence.... :)
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These are an amazing little invention. Have repaired many posts over the years and they outlast t... These are an amazing little invention. Have repaired many posts over the years and they outlast the original posts and seem to be stronger than the posts without them. Highly recommend these little gems.
Date published: 2017-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Saved a lot of digging...just added some concrete mix... Saved a lot of digging...just added some concrete mix for the splintered post concrete. Set in no time. Excellent, quick fix. Looks like it will last for a long time.
Date published: 2017-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple and strong This fence post meander fits finished 4x4s not rough 4x4s. I found that using a fence post pounder works easier then a sledge hammer to pound in the mender.
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Installed the product on 2 partial broken posts. I use 1 on each post, Product was driven down ... Installed the product on 2 partial broken posts. I use 1 on each post, Product was driven down easy enough with a hammer. Put exterior decking screws into the holes. I still have a leaner, it does leans less. Did the second one deeper into the ground, still leaning. Not that I expect perfection without replacing the post, I did expect it to keep the post straighter. I will next dig a hole around the post and dump some concrete in a few weeks when I get time. If I was going to use 2 on each post, I would just replace the post using some wood and a floor jack to get the bottom of the post out.
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I could not be more pleased with my purchase of... I could not be more pleased with my purchase of the Simpson Strong-Tie FPBM44E Black Powder Coated 12 Gauge EZ Mender. It's made well and it fit my 4x4 post like a glove. The "lip" on the Mender surely made it easy to get the mender through the dirt, and I had to get the other Mender through the stone on my other post. Both post were leaning, but they now stand at attention. Thanks to the Menders I have no more leaning post, and no more leaning fence. I forgot to mention, one of my post had a crack in it, and the Mender took care of that. If you need a great Mender, this is the one to buy.
Date published: 2017-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this! The simple product has save me thousands of dollars over the last couple of years and fence repairs. Makes post better than new!
Date published: 2017-06-11
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