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Question 4" x 4" Post Sleeves

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by kaycee, Apr 13, 2020.

  1. kaycee

    kaycee New Member

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    We have a customer that is requesting 4" x 4" posts covered in a thick vinyl sleeve. They specifically stated the sleeves need to thick and durable, not Home Depot quality.

    Any suggestions where I can get these?

    Thanks so much for any help you can provide!!
     
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  2. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    I was going to suggest Home Depot till I got to the end of your post. Lol. If they need something more durable you might could use a 4" steel tube? That's pretty freaking strong.

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/RDI-4-in-x-4-in-x-108-in-Composite-Post-Sleeve-61109090/203896283
     
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  3. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    You could try vinyl fence posts, ones that are "structural". Don't know if they will slide over a 4x4 though, you may have to shave the posts. And there are prefinished aluminum 4x4s out there too, that'll last a while.
     
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  4. Malkin

    Malkin Very Active Member

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    clad them in 3/4" azek?
    I find the home depot ones to be generally pretty durable. What kind of abuse do they plan for them? Or do they just want the "look" of thicker posts?
     
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  7. kaycee

    kaycee New Member

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    Thank you! This looks like a good option, even if it is from Home Depot :)
     
  8. kaycee

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    Good idea, thank you!
     
  9. Notarealsignguy

    Notarealsignguy Very Active Member

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    Get the ones from home depot and tell him you special ordered them from somewhere else.
     
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  10. kaycee

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    Love it!!
     
  11. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    Questions I should have asked first...Why? What is the issue that has them making this request? Are they temp or permanent signs? For permanent installs we like to add a collar around the bottom of the posts when we install so there is a couple of inches of concrete out of the ground. That protects them from weed whackers and lawnmowers which can trash vinyl post covers.
     
  12. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    Haha, exactly why I use them! We replaced about 10 leasing signs for a client a few years ago and the old poles over the years got beat to hell from the weed whackers. We put 2' collars at the bottom (posts painted white to match) and they seem to be holding up much better.

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  14. signshouston

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    I have a realtor asked me for a quote for 4x8 ft sign like this one. How much do you all charge for a real estate sign like this with and without installation?
     
  15. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    D/S $995 installed. Installation is $200 of that.

    After Covid
    Whatever I can get and make a profit.
     
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  16. BobM

    BobM Very Active Member

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    I gave up being cheap and started using 4x4 Aluminum posts over 4x4 PT posts. Removable, durable and sturdy. Cost more for first installation but always look professional. Tired of "cheap" customers selling expensive real estate trying to save pennies and complaining what their sigs look like after a few weeks.
     
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