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Model #73003718

5 in. x 5 in. x 82 in. Aluminum Post Insert

  • Supports fencing systems in high wind applications
  • Reinforces 5 in. x 5 in. vinyl fence posts for gates
  • Aluminum post insert is made up of durable aluminum
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Product Overview

The 5 in. x 5 in. x 82 in. Aluminum Post Insert was designed to support fencing systems in high wind applications. The insert can also be used when supplying additional support to your gate post. Easy installation by inserting the aluminum insert into your 5 in. x 5 in. vinyl fence post prior to concrete setting ensuring your professional grade system is secured tightly and properly. One Kit is necessary for each post.
  • Can be used to reinforce 5 in. x 5 in. vinyl fence posts when installing a gate
  • Material make-up is aluminum
  • Sturdy, low maintenance construction
  • 1-Kit is necessary for each post

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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
4.52
Product Height (in.)
82
Product Width (in.)
4.52

Details

Brand/Model Compatibility
FOR USE WITH 5"X5"X84" POSTS-ALUMINUM - NOT WIND CODE APPROVED
Fencing Product Type
Gate Opener Remote/Transmitter
Part/accessory type
Other
Product Weight (lb.)
22
Returnable
180-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Transferable Limited Lifetime Warranty

Questions & Answers

19Questions14Answers

Thinking about slipping some wood into a few of these and making a retaining wall. I would stick ...

Asked by CA January 10, 2021
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Well... If I understand you correctly you would sink the aluminum posts into the ground and then use the slots to capture boards run horizontally and stacked between them. If so, from an "artistic" viewpoint it would be an interesting structure. I can see in my mind aluminum posts vertically situated with stained boards giving a modern and somewhat rustic appearance at the same time. If it was to actually retain earth on one side, the the wood will need to be treated and would not meet most building codes for anything over three feet. Spacing and the size of the lumber used so it doesn't warp or bow would be another consideration. I think it would also be somewhat of an expensive composition as well... One other thought I have no knowledge about is how the aluminum would be affected by the soil conditions and/or moisture. They may need to be coated too. On the other hand, have fun and give it a try as you seem to have a creative ability to see or use things in a way they were not exactly designed for. Good luck with your project!

Is it okay to use 82 in insert on a 96 in post

Asked by Lance May 13, 2020
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yes install it short of the top but high enough that top hinge of gate will screw into it if a gate is to be installed.

Aluminum and cement have a chemical reaction. Do you have any studies on how long this post will...

Asked by KenoDenver September 27, 2019
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Great Question... and I personally have several gate posts with this reinforcement and about 200 running feet of vinyl fencing! But its only been a few years for me. If you ask Mr. Google here: https://www.google.com/search?q=aluminum+and+cement+reaction&rlz=1C1AVFC_enUS754US755&oq=aluminum+and+cement&aqs=chrome.0.0j69i57j0l6.9598j1j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 I believe you'll find at least TWO sides to this controversy... BUT... this "I-Beam" is used INSIDE the vinyl posts to reinforce them and any contact with cement/concrete and its properties would be minimal. It is my belief that the fencing and this reinforcement would probably last a very long time and since vinyl fencing is relatively new... I don't know if anyone can really determine its "normal" lifespan considering the soils, winds, weather and temperature extremes. I think you'll be happy with the product and its performance.

Can i use to connect two seperate posts together? Want to add 3 feet to the top of my fence posts and put latice in middle.

Asked by Doug September 9, 2019
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Hi Doug, the post insert is intended to strengthen the gate post, if you have any more questions please give us a call at 877.279.4496. Thanks!

How are the hinges attached to flat side of metal insert?

Asked by HP June 16, 2019
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this is inside the post, the hinges are connected on the post

What insert do you use for a Corner Post for a Gate Installation?

Asked by Bob June 12, 2019
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I use the 5"X5" aluminum insert for gate post. They are more than adequate. both gates have been in service for over 3 years.

Can this post insert be placed into the vinyl post which has already been planted? My gates are s...

Asked by Imanie May 28, 2019
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This is 82inches tall. Measure your post by sticking a tape measure down the inside until it bottoms out this will give you your space inside. You will need to concrete inside the post even with the beam

does this stop gates from sagging ? whats the difference between this and 4x4 ?

Asked by mario October 17, 2018
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I am no longer using this and went to treated 4x4's instead. A screw up top where the cap goes helps to hold the post in place. Keep in mind which side the hinge is on as the 4x4 needs to be in that corner of the sleeved post. Vinyl gates do sag! I have had good luck with a fine line of PVC glue on the tongue side of your pickets as you assemble the gate. I do not recommend any Vinyl gate wider than 48".

I am replacing a 4x8 sign with vinyl post and horizontal members. Will the post suport sign if 36" in ground & 36" out?

Asked by Kendall August 27, 2017
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Hi Kendall, please give us a call at 877.279.4496 and we will be happy to discuss your project. Thanks!

Does this work with the corner post? It does not look like both panels will slide into the slots.

Asked by JH April 27, 2017
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Answer

Hi JH, the post insert is not for use with the corner posts.

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This worked out great in my particular job i had a existing Veranda fence and i added 3 feet of ...
This worked out great in my particular job i had a existing Veranda fence and i added 3 feet of fill my fence would of been under ground so i cut the post and inserted the Aluminum post in the already cemented post that i cut 3' high and waala the easiest install ever i like how thick the Aluminum is if your doing a Sm Gate this is a must have i am very happy
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First time that I purchased a home, and needed a Mailbox post along with Mailbox, I order 1). Postal ProWinslow 5 in. x 5 in. Fluted Mailbox Post, in White, 2). Veranda 5 in. x 5 in. x 82 in. Aluminum Post Insert 3). Postal ProHampton Post-Mount Mailbox in Black with White Lettering. Read below for seperate reviews on items. 1). Most mailbox post are supported with a 4x4 wood insert, however treated or not they end up rotting, it is just a matter of how many years, so I decided to go with this Vinyl post (PVC) and an aluminum insert that is used for vinyl fences are gate or corner support I beam, this combination should last for life.. and if you want to change the style, all you need is take 4 screws out, and the post slides ride off the beam. In addition, I really like the 5x5 size as its bigger then standard 4x4 and gives it a better curb appeal, also solar lights are sold to replace the top cap and lets it stand out at night giving it a very nice curb appeal. 2). The I-Beam installation is relatively simple for the ground base, just open the hole to recommended depth, use a level to make sure it is straight, and pour in concrete while keeping it leveled, the top half is a bit more complicated, as the mail post has a small design with vertical lines these hit the edge of the I-Beam and the fix is easy, just had to trim all the edges down about 1/2 an inch, once that is done, the post slides right over the beam. Extra note, this is heavy duty aluminum, it took several blades to cut with a hand grinder, it ate them right up, and I wish the companies would sell these same length as 4x4 Mail-post beams, just takes one more cutting step out of the way. 3). Last but not lease, the mailbox it self, this is also out of vinyl and works great, I haven't had any water leak into it, as well as the latch door opens and closes very snug. It only took about 10 mins top to set it up, the mail post is what brings the mounting brackets, not the mailbox itself (I was surprised to find this out as well). Instructions where really simple and easy to follow. Over all it's a great combo, and I searched before doing this, and was not able to find out if someone had tried it or not (using I-Beam as support), I gave it a chance, and I can honestly say for those DiY guys, this is great for reliability, cost, and maintenance free!
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Vinyl fence posts need strength. These stiiffeners provide that need rigidity. Installation too...
Vinyl fence posts need strength. These stiiffeners provide that need rigidity. Installation took minutes, with no extra work involved.
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Product was exactly what I needed for my fence install...
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Product did not meet dimensions indicated. Insert needed to be cut lengthwise and a quarter inch...
Product did not meet dimensions indicated. Insert needed to be cut lengthwise and a quarter inch removed to fit. Two halves then needed to be put back together using aluminum plates I had to make.
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