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I assumed the manufacturers of the fencing would sell an optional sleeve to protect the power-coating on the posts from the repeated scraping of the trimmer cord, but they do not? Does anyone have any ideas? Is this even needed? enter image description here

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Get a piece of approprietly sized PVC pipe or corragated plastic drain pipe.For a 4 inch post use pipe with at least a 4 inch inside diameter Cut it into 6-9 inchs long pieces. Slice the pieces so you have 1/2 of a piece of pipe. Bury the pipe about 3-6 inches into the ground so it covers the base of the post. Fill the space between the pipe and the post with crushed stone.

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  • sorry, I should have mentioned that the fence posts are square. I wondered about this. Do they make square extruded PVC pipe?
    – Evil Elf
    Aug 22, 2012 at 12:59
  • It doesn't matter. You will have a small space from the curve in the pipe that you can fill in with crushed stone so that water won't collect in it.
    – mikes
    Aug 22, 2012 at 23:50
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I found these. I don't know how I found them or why I couldn't find them before.

http://www.rittenhouse.ca/asp/Product.asp?PG=9000536

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