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Model #4660

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
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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 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 3-½ in. x 5-½ 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 1 Post Protector

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Price
$3350
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$4399
Ratings
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(15)
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FeaturesUV ProtectedUV ProtectedUV Protected
Application TypeCorner,End,Gatepost,Line,TerminalCorner,End,Gatepost,Line,TerminalCorner,End,Gatepost,Line
MaterialCompositeCompositeComposite
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Specifications

Dimensions

Actual post height (in.)
60 in
Actual post thickness (in.)
3.75 in
Actual post width (in.)
5.75 in
Product Depth (in.)
6 in
Product Height (in.)
60 in
Product Width (in.)
4 in

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.)
3 lb
Recommended Fastener
Screws
Returnable
90-Day
Shape
Rectangular

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
30 day manufacturer defect

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.5
    out of 15 reviews
  • 89% recommend this product
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Great product
I just built a 32x44 pole building and was not comfortable with treated wood being buried and in direct contact with ground. These gave me the peice of mind to bury and hopefully prevent rotting. Very easy to install and work with
by Coryip
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by HomeDepotCustomer
These post protectors worked great.
These post protectors worked great.
by Post
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Rating provided by a verified purchaser
by HomeDepotCustomer
At the moment they look great and should do the job. Guess I'll know for sure in 30 years or so.
At the moment they look great and should do the job. Guess I'll know for sure in 30 years or so.
by RuralGuy
Well made & Does exactly what it’s supposed to do....
Well made & Does exactly what it’s supposed to do.
by HomeDepotCustomer
I believe they will protect as they should. Time will...
I believe they will protect as they should. Time will tell. Pretty expensive for some plastic sleeves though
by HomeDepotCustomer
works very good glad this is available MORE stores should...
works very good glad this is available MORE stores should carry this
by Rosa
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.
by PAUL
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.
by Scott
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