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Model #4442C12

4 in. x 4 in. x 42 in. In-Ground Post Decay Protection (Case of 12-Pieces)

  • 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

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 & atmospheric decay fungi & insect infestation. It’s first important to understand decay. Many believe that moisture CAUSES decay. Moisture is not the cause of decay but is one of (3) conditions needed for decay to occur. The conditions: (1) Moisture, (2) Oxygen & (3) Suitable temperature. These conditions enable the soil-dwelling or atmospheric decay fungi, as well as termites & 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 & DIY
  • Speed, affordability, 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
  • Integral uplift protection feature with Uplift protection hardware/installation instruction pack
  • Integral drainage feature
  • Minimizes chemical leaching into the environment
  • Attractive appearance-rich clay tone color with wood grain texture
  • Easily trims to desired height above grade
  • Stronger, faster, and less expensive than concrete pier and bracket method
  • Weed-eater protection
  • Fits the typical 4 in. x 4 in. post with the actual dimensions of 3-½ in. x 3-½ in.
  • Can also be used to create a removable in-ground post
  • Toll free tech-line for expert product information/installation assistance
  • Item is a quantity of 12 post protectors

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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
Beige
Features
UV Protected
Includes
Hardware
Material
Composite
Number of Posts Included
0
Product Weight (lb.)
2
Recommended Fastener
Screws
Returnable
180-Day
Shape
Square

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
30 day manufacturer defect

Questions & Answers

2Questions5Answers

Can these be ordered or purchased in smaller quantities?

Asked by Chris July 30, 2016
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That depends on where you live. In some locations they are available in stores .... in some you have order (store or home delivery) and that is where the volume conundrum happens :o( Just ask at the Pro Desk ... have the Part Number with you!!!

Would these fit standard rough sawn 4x4s? The dimensions suggest they might, though it doesn't s...

Asked by Jboy May 24, 2018
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Please not the bullet point-Fits the typical 4 in. x 4 in. post with the actual dimensions of 3-½ in. x 3-½ in. If your material is larger than 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" as roughsawn, please call the manufacturer to get clarity as to how much over the posts can be and still fit. Thank you!

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I have used these for years here in Hawaii. We don't worry about in-ground termites but we do ha...
I have used these for years here in Hawaii. We don't worry about in-ground termites but we do have to protect from water caused rot from surface on down. I use Post Protectors along with 8-10" Cylindrical concrete forms. Don't forget to drill drain holes and pour some gravel before the concrete!
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The post protector itself seems to be good quality. We'll...
The post protector itself seems to be good quality. We'll see in 30 years how they hold up... The included fasteners were a mess though. Several washers were missing, about 10, and a couple lag screws were missing. I had to put just 3 screws with washers in most of my 16 posts.
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Excellent size for the project. Needed to add drain...
Excellent size for the project. Needed to add drain holes.
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Suggestion to an end user : when installing this quality...
Suggestion to an end user : when installing this quality product , temporarily wrap a piece duct tape around the post /protector interface to keep drain rock and concrete from the space between the post and the protector.
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I have hope in the product but the price...
I have hope in the product but the price of 18.67 each only offered in a case of 12 is disappointing. I will finish in a cheaper option.
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Great product. Worked like they said it work....
Great product. Worked like they said it work.
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Dont build a barn with out these.
Dont build a barn with out these.
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