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4 in. x 4 in. x 42 in. In-Ground Fence Post Decay Protection

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  • In-Ground Post Decay Protection for posts in soil or concrete
  • Simple installation and post longevity increased by 250%
  • Pole Barn, Deck, Fence, Pergola, Mailbox, any post-foundation job
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About This Product

For 18-years, Post Protector has provided simple, slide-on barrier protection for in-ground posts. It works in conjunction with the chemical preservative as an important additional layer of protection against soil-dwelling and atmospheric decay fungi and insect infestation. Its first important to understand decay. Many believe that moisture CAUSES decay. Moisture is not the cause of decay but is 1 of 3 conditions needed for decay to occur. The conditions: 1 Moisture, 2 Oxygen and 3 Suitable temperature. These conditions enable the soil-dwelling or atmospheric decay fungi, as well as termites and other subterranean insects, to feed on the wood fiber. So the Decay/Degradation of ground-contact wood is not CAUSED by moisture but by the action of wood destroying organisms feeding on the wood. The chemical preservatives protection strategy is to poison the wood fiber, rendering it an unsuitable food source for the wood destroying organisms. The downside to that approach is that all chemical preservatives eventually lose resistance to decay and insect infestation. Post Protector becomes the perfect complement to the pressure treated (or cedar) post by simply providing a physical barrier isolating the post so the wood-destroying organisms have NO access to the post.

Highlights

  • Simple slide-on installation
  • Perfect for both Pro and DIY
  • Speed, affordability, strength of a direct burial post while wood destroying organisms have no post access
  • HDPE lightweight, flexible and strong, 449-years of in-ground service life
  • Optional drainage feature
  • Minimizes chemical leaching into the environment
  • Attractive appearance-rich clay tone color with wood grain texture
  • Easily trims to desired height
  • Stronger, faster and less expensive than concrete pier and bracket method
  • Weed-eater protection
  • Can also be used to create a removable in-ground post
  • Toll free tech-line for expert product information/installation assistance
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Product Information

Internet # 203165674

Model # 4442

Store SKU # 1002225424

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Specifications

Dimensions: H 42 in, W 4 in, D 4 in

Dimensions

Actual post height (in.)

42.000 in

Actual post thickness (in.)

3.625 in

Actual post width (in.)

3.625 in

Product Depth (in.)

4 in

Product Height (in.)

42 in

Product Width (in.)

4 in

Details

Application Type

Corner, End, Gatepost, Line, Terminal

Color Family

Brown

Color/Finish

Brown

Features

UV Protected

Includes

Hardware

Material

Composite

Number of Posts Included

0

Product Weight (lb.)

2 lb

Recommended Fastener

Screws

Returnable

90-Day

Shape

Square

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty

30 day manufacturer defect

Questions & Answers

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Q:i imagine the water gets in from the top. does it have somewhere to leech out? or will the timber be sitting in water. Do you seal the top?
by|Mar 18, 2024
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Q:Can this go into concrete? Also could you wrap it with some type of z tape on the top of the wrap?
by|Aug 18, 2023
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Q:I'm in SW Florida. Maybe concrete around the sleeves and remove the fence sections when Hurricane ? Ian 2.0 hits again later this year. It's true. Dr. Fauci told me
by|May 13, 2023
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Q:above ground as a paintable surface?
by|Feb 25, 2023
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A:  Paint it the way you would vinyl siding. Caulk the space between the post and sleeve. Seems to be holding up well after 8 years

by|Feb 25, 2023

    A:  I don't see why not, it's a plastic surface so use the appropriate paint for an exterior plastic surface. I'd probably use an enamel spray paint.

    by|Feb 27, 2023
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      Customer Reviews

      4.5 out of 5

      • 4.5 out of 71 reviews
      • 91% recommend this product
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      Love the Post Protectors! The new treated posts just don't last so Post Protector is a necessity!...
      Love the Post Protectors! The new treated posts just don't last so Post Protector is a necessity! They go on easy and keep the soil from rotting the wood. GREAT PRODUCT!
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      They are easy to install. Just slip them over the bottom of the post and put the post in the gro...
      They are easy to install. Just slip them over the bottom of the post and put the post in the ground. I did not screw them in figuring that if the post has a problem I should be able to work the post out without having to pull the post-protector out of the ground.
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      Great Product and Excellent Service
      I've used these post protectors before building a fence around our organic garden. Didn't want the pressure treated wood to leach into the garden. I also sealed around the tops with 100% silicone. I did have a problem with the order, wrong size sent. I called Home Depot customer service and they got Ken from Post Protectors on to correct. Everyone was very helpful and took care of the mistake right away. This is why I gave them such a good review. Anyone can make a mistake but it's how you handle it that makes a difference. They did just that, Thanks Everyone.
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      5 found this review helpful
      Worked as advertised. I bought a pair of post protectors that were a little longer than I needed, but I was able to trim them easily so that the protectors would extend about 6 inches above the ground. The bolts provided worked well to keep the protectors stable on the posts. I'm pleased with the purchase, and would buy the post protectors again.
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      Product was due on Saturday the 16th. It is now Monday the 18th and the product is still not been delivered. Did the tracking and it says the same thing pending waiting shipment. This is preventing additional delays in getting my back fence fixed. I now have to wait for the product to finally show up if it shows up or pitch purchase it from the store and hopefully someday it’ll show up so I can get a return
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        Great! It worked out great, I cut mine down quite a bit because I was installing a much shorter post than most people would be and I didnt attach the bolts because I want to be able to remove my bird feeder post so I can take it with me when I sell my house. I urethaned my post to protect it against rott and the elements but I wanted this sleeve so that It has an extra layer of protection and so that I can eventually remove it so it has worked out perfectly so far.
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