Internet #203165674

Model # 4442

0855880004002

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

  • 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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Product Overview

  • 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
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.
  • 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
  • Integral 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

Product Overview

  • 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
Model #: 4442
Internet #: 203165674

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.

  • 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
  • Integral 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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Specifications

Dimensions

Actual post height (in.)
42
Actual post thickness (in.)
3.625
Actual post width (in.)
3.625
Product Depth (in.)
4
Product Height (in.)
42
Product Width (in.)
4

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.)
2lb
Recommended Fastener
Screws
Returnable
180-Day
Shape
Square

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
30 day manufacturer defect

Specifications

Dimensions

Actual post height (in.)
42
Actual post thickness (in.)
3.625
Actual post width (in.)
3.625
Product Depth (in.)
4
Product Height (in.)
42
Product Width (in.)
4

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.)
2lb
Recommended Fastener
Screws
Returnable
180-Day
Shape
Square

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
30 day manufacturer defect

Questions & Answers

If the post opening is 3.75 in. and the post is 3.5 x 3.5,, am concerned/confused about the excess space when the post is inserted. Do I shim or...?

Asked by: LJ
I didn’t see a need in filling up the sleeves, but I did caulk around the top to keep water out
Answered by: EJ
Date published: 2020-04-25

how easy is it to remove a post from the protector?

I want to use the post protector to put a post in the ground for a gate and then remove the post and put it back in. This may happen frequently during camping season. Was thinking of putting it in concrete with rocks in bottom of hole for draining. Would the post protector allow that to happen? What damage to the post and protector might occur?
Asked by: Wade
Yes. I have one installed this way for the past 3 years and it works well. I set it on a 6" stone backfill base with 3-4" of stone backfill around. Drill some water drain holes. I also wrapped the post with 1-2 layers of cardboard so it would really "fill out" the post protector, thus ensuring the pressure of the stone and earth wouldn't compress the protector and make it too hard to take out later.
Answered by: Mark
Date published: 2020-04-18

What experience do you have with these?

I have CCA treated 4"x4" fence posts in concrete that have failed after 17 years. I have no idea how long the "new" treated posts will last. Is there any evidence these sleeves will help my new ACQ, CA-B or CA-C treated fence posts to last that long? What I've read implies the sleeves are closed on the bottom. Is that true?
Asked by: Hucfinn
Yes, mine were closed on bottom
Answered by: EJ
Date published: 2020-04-25

Any reason these couldn't be set in concrete?

Want to do cedar 4X4 garden fence but have sandy soil and need more strength on corner posts. If set in concrete, would you seal top edge with silicon? Leave bottom holes open and below concrete level or could I completely seal these top and bottom.
Asked by: GardenD
You could but if you leave open at the bottom for some drainage. Otherwise the post will rot because it sits in standing water. Other things to think about: It is best to have 1/3 of the post below ground and 2/3 above ground. For added strength you could do 1/2 below and 1/2 above. Also for a corner and end post use a 6"x6" or for a long run even an 8"x8". As they are much stronger and will last longer.
Answered by: HomeDepotCustomer
Date published: 2018-05-09
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