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Model #4430

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4 in. x 4 in. x 30 in. In-Ground HDPE Fence Post Decay Protection

$2424
  • No hardware needed to install
  • Opened end sleeve design
  • Protects the first 2 ft. of the post
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Product Overview

For 18-years, Post Protector has provided simple, slide-on barrier protection for in-ground posts. Remove the ground contact and extend post life. Post Protectors are a chemical free solution to improved post life, designed to eliminate ground contact where micro-organisms in the soil feed on wood fiber. The 4430 doesn't require hardware or fasteners and therefore doesn't offer the same uplift protection like our other models but is perfect for fences and other shallow embedment applications where post holes are dug at around 2 ft. The 4430 can be used for embedments greater than 2 ft. as well. The 4430 separates the first 2 ft. of the post from the soil which is the most critical part of the post. The soil below 18 in. does not contain enough oxygen for wood-eating microbes to thrive and cause rot and decay. The 4430 takes advantage of this fact as a price-leader in the Post Protector product line.
  • Simple slide-on installation
  • Perfect for both Pro and DIY
  • Speed, affordability, and strength of a direct burial post while wood destroying organism have no post access
  • HDPE lightweight, flexible and strong; 449-years of in-ground service life
  • Attractive appearance-rich clay tone color with wood grain texture
  • Easily trims to desired height above grade
  • Weed-eater protection
  • Fits the typical 4 in. x 4 in. post with the actual dimensions of 3-½ in. x 3-½ in.
  • Toll free tech-line for expert product information/installation assistance
  • Item is a quantity of 1
  • No fasteners or hardware are included or required for installation
  • No uplift protection as found with other Post Protector models

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4 in. x 4 in. x 30 in. In-Ground HDPE Fence Post Decay Protection

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Specifications

Dimensions

Actual post height (in.)
30 in
Actual post thickness (in.)
3.625 in
Actual post width (in.)
3.625 in
Product Depth (in.)
4 in
Product Height (in.)
30 in
Product Width (in.)
4 in

Details

Application Type
Gatepost,Terminal
Color Family
Brown
Color/Finish
Beige
Features
UV Protected
Includes
No Additional Items Included
Material
Composite
Number of Posts Included
0
Product Weight (lb.)
3 lb
Recommended Fastener
No Fastener Required
Returnable
90-Day
Shape
Square

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
30 day manufacturer defect

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Customer Reviews

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Great idea and I think they will work ok and...
Great idea and I think they will work ok and keep the post from rotting but I think they could be better, stronger and have a base on them. Water and dampness could seep upward from the open bottom and rot the post.
by HomeDepotCustomer
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This is a simple piece of plastic that sleeves over...
This is a simple piece of plastic that sleeves over the post. You can buy an entire vinyl post of the same price and get 3 pieces out of it. This is very much a novelty item. I gave two stars because it is as advertised.
by ANOVA
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by HomeDepotCustomer
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Comfortably fit raw red cedar 4x4...
Comfortably fit raw red cedar 4x4
by HomeDepotCustomer
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by STEVEN
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1 person found this helpful
by HomeDepotCustomer
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4x6 and 6x6 solution
I couldn't find these 30" sleeves for fence posts in 4x6 or 6x6 sizes, so I ended up buying the full 60" pole-barn versions, cutting off the closed end, and then cutting it into two 30" lengths. The logic of not needing to protect the very bottom of the post makes sense, since they always seem to rot out near ground level. I recently dug out a 9 yr old post, pressure treated but otherwise unprotected. Where rot had started, it was all within the area a 30" sleeve would cover. I found the strength and quality of this protector to be ideal. It's tough enough to withstand pounding with a digging iron, yet easy to cut with a utility knife, and thin enough that the bottom rail of the fence can be attached over it. They do seem a little expensive and time will tell how well they work, but it certainly looks like they'll make it much harder for critters to get to the wood, and that should significantly extend the life of the post.
by Tom
    • Recommended Product
    The new post protectors are cheap compared to the Post...
    The new post protectors are cheap compared to the Post shield protectors you used to sell. Not happy with this product.
    by MB
    • Verified Purchase
    Wanted to be able to move post easily from one...
    Wanted to be able to move post easily from one location to another. This is not possible as the ground protector compacted tightly to the post and will not move now
    by KYLE
    • Verified Purchase
    Met expectations, wish it protected the bottom of the post....
    Met expectations, wish it protected the bottom of the post. I used a caulk to fill in the gaps to prevent any moisture from getting through any spaces between the wood and the plastic.
    by PAUL
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