A: Good question, JohnnyO! I don't see any reason why you could not sleeve one of our 4x4 posts with a 5x5 post although I cannot guarantee the sturdiness of the panel as this is not the standard installation. Are you planning on attaching the rails of the fence panel with brackets or u-mounts? I do hope this has helped but if you have any further questions, please feel free to give us a call at 855-224-9761.
A: ABSOLUTLY NO
A: This is designed to cover a wooden post. It may support some light weight but not much.
A: Hi All - thanks for the responses. Couple things as it people seem to have a strong opinion that I cannot use this post to support a gate. The first bullet in the product description says "No wood required,,," and the the third bullets says "Made from commercial grade vinyl that is 5x stronger than wood...." Also, I was going to attach this to a concrete slab with mounting posts so the entire 7ft would be above ground. Given that context - is this strong enough to support a 4ft W x 6ft H gate without post inserts?
A: Definitely NOT. Two reasons. First the post is only 7' long, so you would only have 1' in the ground and that will never work. You need about 40% of a post in the ground, so for a 6' gate post it should be around 10' long with 4' in the ground. Second, no they are too flexible. I would insert a Pressure Treated 4x4 inside it, again 10' long.
A: No inserts
A: No you buy it separately
A: The walls are ~.150 thick leaving an inside dimension of 4.70 inches
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