Model # 4660

Internet #203165684

0662425028368

Post Protector

4 in. x 6 in. x 5 ft. In-Ground Fence Post Decay Protection

  • Prevents Post Decay and Extends Post Life by 2.5 times
  • In-ground post without decay-causing soil or concrete contact
  • Environmentally Friendly, minimizes chemical leaching
$ 31 13
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Product Overview

  • Prevents Post Decay and Extends Post Life by 2.5 times
  • In-ground post without decay-causing soil or concrete contact
  • Environmentally Friendly, minimizes chemical leaching
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 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 6 in. post with the actual dimensions of 3 in. x 5 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 1 Post Protector

Product Overview

  • Prevents Post Decay and Extends Post Life by 2.5 times
  • In-ground post without decay-causing soil or concrete contact
  • Environmentally Friendly, minimizes chemical leaching
Model #: 4660
Internet #: 203165684

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 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 6 in. post with the actual dimensions of 3 in. x 5 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 1 Post Protector

Info & Guides

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Specifications

Dimensions

Actual post height (in.)
60
Actual post thickness (in.)
3.75
Actual post width (in.)
5.75
Product Depth (in.)
6
Product Height (in.)
60
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.)
3lb
Recommended Fastener
Screws
Returnable
90-Day
Shape
Rectangle

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
30 day manufacturer defect

Specifications

Dimensions

Actual post height (in.)
60
Actual post thickness (in.)
3.75
Actual post width (in.)
5.75
Product Depth (in.)
6
Product Height (in.)
60
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.)
3lb
Recommended Fastener
Screws
Returnable
90-Day
Shape
Rectangle

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
30 day manufacturer defect

Questions & Answers

do these post protectors meet code? In Pennsylvania we can't have post set in concrete, this would be set in plastic

Asked by: Bob
Many regions don't allow in-ground post for the simple reason that direct soil or concrete contact leads to decay. The use of Post Protector eliminates both. Just bring this product to the attention of your building official.
Answered by: kennypowers
Date published: 2017-09-23

Does the 4x6 x 60in come in 8 packs or 12 packs

Asked by: JimA
Home Depot does not "pack" the 4x6x60"
Answered by: kennypowers
Date published: 2017-09-23

Post protector for 3 ply 2 X 6 Posts

Post protector also makes these for the 3 ply 2 X 6 laminate posts but I cannot find them on your site. Maybe I am looking in the wrong place
Asked by: mc133
The protectors are not available on THD.com unfortunately. If you go to the Post Protector website I'm sure they can help you from there. Thank you for the interest.
Answered by: Cornerstone Products Grp
Date published: 2015-09-20
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Customer Reviews

4 in. x 6 in. x 60 in. In-Ground Fence Post Decay Protection is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product. Have used them for years. I’ve been building for better than twenty years and decay is commonly misunderstood. Many believe that moisture is the cause of decay when it is actually one of the conditions needed for decay to occur. Post decay occurs when the soil dwelling fungi use the wood fiber as their food source. That’s why the treatment in a pressure treated post is a pesticide not moisture protection. They basically poison the wood fiber so that the fungi won’t feed on it. The Post Protector is a barrier between the soil and the post. It’s another layer of protection working in conjunction with the treatment. It allows me to put the post in the ground with no soil contact. No soil contact means no decay. I’ve tried the $150, 150 lb. perma column once. Its purpose is the same as the Post Protector, to eliminate soil-to-post contact. At 150 lbs. and $150, it certainly is not easy to use or to pay for and definitely not DIY friendly. Having used Post Protector for years building pole barns and a couple of decks, I can say that it is the simple, affordable, effective way to protect in-ground posts, period
Date published: 2014-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These sleeves are well built and sturdy. They slid... These sleeves are well built and sturdy. They slid right over the 4x6 and are made of durable plastic. I am confident that adding these to my posts will greatly improve the longevity of the wood. I will definitely buy them for additional future projects where I bury wood.
Date published: 2018-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from works very good glad this is available MORE stores should... works very good glad this is available MORE stores should carry this
Date published: 2018-11-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Waste of plastic For the money, these aren't worth it. Water will easily seep its way into these protectors from above or below (as you put holes in the bottom), and WILL cause rot. I bought these before I found Perma columns, and returned them to Home Depot in order to have something that will actually last. Don't waste hundreds of dollars on this waste of plastic, they might slow rot down because direct soil contact can be avoided, but water still gets in. I would highly recommend Perma Column posts, or other systems that use concrete as a base, and keeps the wood where it belongs, above grade.
Date published: 2014-03-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from As Advertised Just received my post protectors. I plan on constructing a post-frame building later this summer. I don't like the idea of putting wood in the ground and mounting the building on a concrete footing was too expensive/too much work. The post protector is a great idea. Install looks very straightforward. One of the protectors had a crack when it arrived. I called the manufacturer and they apologized and sent out a new one right away. Good customer service. Nice to work with a company right here is the USA.
Date published: 2013-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what I needed to make a removable fence post. Also, if you don't see exactly what you ne... Exactly what I needed to make a removable fence post. Also, if you don't see exactly what you need on Home Depot's website, have a look at Post Protector's site and contact Post Protector's excellent customer service directly. They were able to work with me on a fast special order through Home Depot.
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No reason not to purchase After tons of research I found this is the "Best product" to protect your poles. Also they are easy to install, light weight, great customer service if you have questions from the manufacturer, and made in the U.S.A. What more could you ask for?
Date published: 2014-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product for protection of your posts! The product is a simple yet great design. This product will ensure that the posts will last a lifetime plus some. This was a product that will give you piece of mind when investing in a project that involves wood going into the ground.
Date published: 2014-01-28
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