Post Protector 6 in. x 6 in. x 60 in. Post Protector (Case of 6-Pieces)-6660C6 at The Home Depot

Post Protector

Model # 6660C6

Internet # 203165692

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

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

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$169.00 / each


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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.)  60  Actual post thickness (in.)  5.75 
Actual post width (in.)  5.75  Assembled Depth (in.)  6 in 
Assembled Height (in.)  60 in  Assembled Width (in.)  6 in 
Cap/top included  No  Color Family  Brown 
Commercial/Residential Use  Commercial / Residential  Fencing Product Type  Composite Posts 
Manufacturer Warranty  30 day manufacturer defect  Material  Composite 
Number of posts included  Product Weight (lb.)  5 lb 
Returnable  90-Day  Shape  Rectangle 
UV Protected  Yes  Use  Any 


Rated 4 out of 5 by 8 reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 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 3 out of 5 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 out of 5 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 5 out of 5 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 out of 5 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
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