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6 in. x 6 in. x 60 in. In-Ground Fence 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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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 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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Just what I was looking for (I think)
I discovered that my post supporting an addition was rotted. Also of concern was that it was heaving during the coldest part of the winter (Vermont location). My hope is that this will prevent the heaving as it can slide slightly if the ground raises with frost. It will also help prevent ground contact which lead to the rotting of the previous post (even though it was pressure treated). Installation was easy. Won't really know how effective it is preventing rot for many years but the heaving typically happens in January so I will know in a few months. If it works well I have a second post to work on next year.
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Rot prevention
I cut them in half (30in) and used to sleeve my 6x6 posts for a post frame building. They work good I was worried about the sleeves having a gap to let the posts shift. after packing the dirt back in there is no wiggle around them
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Worked as expected - fit the 6x6 perfectly I...
Worked as expected - fit the 6x6 perfectly I chose not to drill the weep holes as instructions listed - seemed counter productive in my wet soil conditions.
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    easy to use and the 6x6 will last forever, Thanks
    easy to use and the 6x6 will last forever, Thanks
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    Even pressure treated wood will rot. So I bought these because it takes 50 years to degrade plast...
    Even pressure treated wood will rot. So I bought these because it takes 50 years to degrade plastic so I won't have to worry about the gate posts ever... a little extra thinking ahead will save a migraine later...
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    They fit well and were easy to install. I put...
    They fit well and were easy to install. I put silicone around the top edge to keep rain out. To early to tell if they will extend the life of the 6x6.
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    The shipper was amazingly fast. I had the product in...
    The shipper was amazingly fast. I had the product in two days from the time I placed the order. I love the product. The shipper came up with a great solution to wrapping my 8” post, using the 6” post protector. Post have been prevented from rotting and my building is up. Thank you Home Depot and Post Protector.
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