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6 in. x 6 in. x 42 in. In-Ground Post Decay Protection

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  • 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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About This Product

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.

Highlights

  • Simple slide-on installation
  • Perfect for both Pro and DIY
  • Speed, affordability, and 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
  • Optional 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 steel bracket method
  • Weed-eater protection
  • Fits the typical 6 in. x 6 in. post with the actual dimensions of 5-½ 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
  • This SKU is for the standard solid 6x6 post(5-1/2" x 5-1/2") and will not fit 3 ply 2"x6" laminated posts
  • For 3 ply 2"x6" Post Protectors contact Post Protector customer service
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Product Information

Internet # 203165686

Model # 6642

Specifications

Dimensions: H 42 in, W 6 in, D 6 in

Dimensions

Actual post height (in.)42.000 inActual post thickness (in.)5.750 in
Actual post width (in.)5.750 inProduct Depth (in.)6 in
Product Height (in.)42 inProduct Width (in.)6 in

Details

Application TypeCorner, End, Gatepost, Line, TerminalColor FamilyBrown
Color/FinishBeigeFeaturesUV Protected
IncludesHardwareMaterialComposite
Number of Posts Included0Product Weight (lb.)3 lb
Recommended FastenerScrewsReturnable90-Day
ShapeSquare

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty30 day manufacturer defect

Questions & Answers

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Q:What material is it made out of?
by|Oct 29, 2023
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Q:Can this protector be cut to size? I just need to bury the post for the water hose by 2 feet into the ground.
by|Aug 14, 2023
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Q:Does water slide down the post and into the protector? And does it pool in the protector? Thanks
by|Feb 11, 2023
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A:  Legitimate question, I have wondered myself. I used these while replacing the 6x6's supporting my deck which had rotted at the ground line (and only at the ground line). Wood only rots with a combination of air and moisture where bacteria can grow. So my hope is these will protect the wood at the ground line from moist soil. As for filling with water? I'm not sure if that is happening. I hope any water that gets in the top will evaporate back out the top.

by|Mar 10, 2023
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    Q:I’m building a fence with a section that’s removable so that service vehicles can get into my back yard if needed without having to tear apart the fence and remove the post.
    by|Feb 23, 2021
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    A:  Yes. You can install the post without the screws. The screws are used to help prevent uplift. However, I don't know if soil pressure against the post protector will squeeze it against the wooden post and make it extremely difficult to remove.

    by|May 10, 2023
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    A:  Yes. However, they are not a thick, rigid material like a pvc pipe. If you have it at all above the ground and a vehicle drives on it, it may crack or get messed up.

    by|Feb 25, 2021
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    Customer Reviews

    4.6 out of 5
    • 4.6 out of 89 reviews
    • 86% recommend this product
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    Perfect for our needs. Easy to use, sturdy and well designed.
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    I purchased this product recently for a pole barn I'm building at my farm. I'm very pleased. I ne...
    I purchased this product recently for a pole barn I'm building at my farm. I'm very pleased. I needed a shipment expedited to Home Depot for pickup, and the owner of the manufacturer, Ken, went out of his way to get it to me earlier than expected. He's a complete rock star. The sleeves fit perfectly over my 6"x 6" CCA treated Douglas fir posts. The instructions are clear and easy to understand. I'll let you know in about 30 years how long this relatively inexpensive device extends the life of my new machine shed. Home Depot pickup service was easy to use helpful.
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      After a drunk guy in a pickup truck went through our field fence with wood corner posts, I notice...
      After a drunk guy in a pickup truck went through our field fence with wood corner posts, I noticed the bottoms of the pulled out of the ground 4X4 posts had a lot of bad rot. So when I went to put in a new address post, these caught my attention and ordered one to fit the 6X6 sign post I had made. Shipped very timely, the product is simple to apply. To be sure of the application on a free standing 6X6, I called the company and visited with a very helpful, knowledgeable person on how to proceed with the Post Protector installation. I am a probably what you would call a beginner DIY and found the instruction very easy to follow. Post is in the ground and looks great! Nice to have insurance that this post will last out here!
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        Great product and easy to install. After learning a bit more about the 'red zone' (2" above grad...
        Great product and easy to install. After learning a bit more about the 'red zone' (2" above grade and 14" below) where post typically fail, I'm confident this product will provide excellent protection.
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        Perfect Protection
        Easy to use, great product Made in USA I would not build a pole barn with out using these to protect the poles
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        Professional Deck Builder using Post Protectors for many years...
        Not sure what complaints are about, but I assume it could be people not understanding what a barrier material needs to be. The product as is, is perfect. Lightweight, easy to install, keeps the soil from coming in contact with wood post, as well as keeping the sun's damaging U.V. rays from aiding in the rotting where the post, soil, oxygen, and sun's rays would all come together at the first few inches of grade where the post enters the ground. Before switching to Post protectors, we were using a thin rubber membrane that would be put on like a sticker/decal, just around the posts flats sides. It did not provide uplift protection though, or a nice appearance with a moisture drainage path. And trying to apply it in the cold was impossible. The product allows for better lateral bracing and support, since you are now putting the post down into grade, lowering its center of gravity, and using the back-fill as additional support, and provide the post with better uplift protection than a single lag bolt into the concrete, as is done without using the Post Protector. As far as needing to be a thicker gauge plastic, not so. We dug a few up last year, to add an addition to a deck we did 3 years ago. Even our digging bars did not do damage to them, and we were able to re-position, and leave alone. I have been using the product for years, since the company opened, and now get them through HD, since I am ordering my Simpson steel hardware through here as well. Makes it all more convenient. I recommend the product highly. And will use as standard building for as far as I can see.
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        Worked out great. Thanks
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        Perfect fit
        Exactly what we needed for our detached garage construction. Delivery was quick.
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