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Post Protector 4 in. x 4 in. x 42 in. In-Ground Post Decay Protection, 4442

SKU: 150997999
Post Protector 4 in. x 4 in. x 42 in. In-Ground Post Decay Protection, 4442
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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, strength of a direct burial post while wood destroying organisms have no post access
  • HDPE lightweight, flexible and strong, 449-years of in-ground service life

Specification Description
Product Weight: 2 lb.
Warranty: 30 day manufacturer defect
Product Length: 4 in.
Product Width: 4 in.
Part Number: 4442
Application/Use: Protecting fences post from ground-contact decay
Tensile Strength: N/A
CountryofOrigin: Made in USA
Animal Compatibility: N/A
Contact Type Allowed: Ground Contact
Fastener Type: Screw
Special Feature(s): Easy to install, built-in water seepage, protects posts
Material: High-density Polyethylene
Brand: Post Protector
Finish: None
Compatibility: Wooden posts
Type: In-ground post protector
Fencing Type: Fencepost protector
Shape: Rectangular
Additional Item(s) Included: None
Product Height: 42 in.
Package Quantity: 1
Manufacturer Part Number 4442
Post Protector 4 in. x 4 in. x 42 in. In-Ground Post Decay Protection, 4442 is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple way to isolate the post from soil Slide-on, lag in place, open drainage holes, and set the post Smart.
Date published: 2020-05-31
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