Internet #203165684

Model # 4660

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4 in. x 6 in. x 60 in. 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 99

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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

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Price
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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
180-Day
Shape
Rectangular

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
180-Day
Shape
Rectangular

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
30 day manufacturer defect

Questions & Answers

Is one end of the tube a Closed ? Or can you see straight thru

Is one end of the tube a Closed ? Or can you see straight thru
Asked by: Hughero
The bottom is closed. I did have to shave my posts a little since they wer slightly oversized but overall very good.
Answered by: RuralGuy
Date published: 2020-06-23

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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