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6 in. x 6 in. x 60 in. In-Ground Post Decay Protection (Case of 6-pieces)

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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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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. 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 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 6 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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FeaturesUV ProtectedUV ProtectedUV ProtectedUV Protected
Application TypeCornerCorner,End,Gatepost,Line,TerminalCorner,End,LineCorner,End,Line
Product Height (in.)5 in60 in42 in53 in
MaterialCompositeCompositeNatural StoneNatural Stone
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Specifications

Dimensions

Actual post height (in.)
60.000 in
Actual post thickness (in.)
5.750 in
Actual post width (in.)
5.750 in
Product Depth (in.)
6 in
Product Height (in.)
60 in
Product Width (in.)
6 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.)
5 lb
Recommended Fastener
Screws
Returnable
90-Day
Shape
Rectangular

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
30 day manufacturer defect

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.4
    out of 53 reviews
  • 76%recommend this product
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Great post protectors for Pole Barns, etc.
I needed to replace 6 rotten posts on my pole building. Cut off well above rotten area and cleated on new in-ground posts. Installed these post protecters on each post prior to placing in ground. They seem to be great idea, fasten securely to post, have up-thrust design to keep post firmly seated. No more rotten posts. The only reason I did not give a 5 star was that they are a bit loose on the posts and the corners tend to flare out somewhat at each edge. Had to grind the concrete floor around the previous posts so these would fit in. A bit of work, but job is done now and very satisfied.
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Installed perfectly when instruction followed. Would have preferred if material was a littler thicker (more rigid) for finished look above ground. Used thin backer rod and silicone to prevent water from running down post and into sleeve.
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I'm hoping these will make my new 6x6 (Doug Fir, ACQ 0.60 pcf, FOHC) posts placed in concrete las...
I'm hoping these will make my new 6x6 (Doug Fir, ACQ 0.60 pcf, FOHC) posts placed in concrete last longer. We'll know in about 40 years. That's the life I want for the retaining wall. I also coated the posts (3 coats) with Henry 107. The hardware that came with the covers is good quality and the contact at the company that makes these is friendly and helpful. I feel the price is a bit high - but if they make the wall last 15 years longer it is worth it.
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The protectors as described and posts should last for years...
The protectors as described and posts should last for years and years
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I have reviewed these from a variety of sources, I...
I have reviewed these from a variety of sources, I have also talked directly to the owner for I had concerns if they would fit or not for I am using 3 ply Glulams which are not 5.5”x 5.5”, he instructed me to order the quantity I needed and send him the order number and they will send me the proper protectors for my post, I did and they were sized to what I had
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    Good quality. They fit my 6 x 6 green treated...
    Good quality. They fit my 6 x 6 green treated posts snuggly but did slide on all the way by hand except one which required me tapping on the bottom with a 2x4 to help it go on. That post was slightly oversized. Posts are actually 5 1/2 x 5 1/2”. The lag bolts and sealing washers provided worked well to attach the sleeves to the posts. After pre-drilling the holes I used an impact driver to install the lag bolts. I did not drill open the optional drain holes at the bottom. I did seal the top of the sleeve to the post with silicone caulk.
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    Used this product on some 4 X 4. They worked...
    Used this product on some 4 X 4. They worked great. So I bought these to used on my new utility barn. I am putting up this month.
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    Rating provided by a verified purchaser
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    This will work for my pole barn post....
    This will work for my pole barn post.
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    Post protector. Great product and great company. The owner...
    Post protector. Great product and great company. The owner of post protector company solve my problem of covering an 8x8 post by using 2 6x6 covers and he shipped quicker than standard shipping for the product to be here for the construction crew. He also returned my call immediately regarding covering an 8x8 post. Great product and great customer service.
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