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Recycled Plastic Lumber Livestock Post / Vineyard Post

Consumers are increasingly realizing the benefit of replacing traditional landscaping and architectural wood products with plastic-based ones.  Plastic-based products simply last longer, holding up to the elements better and retaining their aesthetic look over a longer period of time.  We offer products that are made of nearly 100% post-consumer recycled plastics derived from HDPE milk jugs and other mixed rigid containers.  

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PLEASE NOTE, THERE ARE EXTENDED LEAD TIMES FOR THIS PRODUCT, AS THIS IS A VERY SMALL MANUFACTURING OPERATION.  

WE SINCERELY APPRECIATE YOUR PATIENCE IN WORKING WITH US!!

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Benefits:
No more staining or painting posts. Plastic fencing is a unique environmentally friendly product.

Unlike pressure treated wood, there are no hazardous chemicals to leach out.

Standard woodworking tools can be used to cut, staple or screw into the plastic fence.  
Insulators are not required for electric fence installation. 
Plastic posts are virtually solid and do not need timber or metal inserts.


Made in Pennsylvania from:
86% post consumer recycled polyethylene (HDPE)

2% color

12% post industrial recycled plastic
Total amount of recycled plastic is 98%.

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Request a quote!  We'll need number & size of posts, color and zip code to quote, thanks!

NOMINAL DIMENSIONS PRICE for BLACK PRICE for BROWN WEIGHT
Round Post: 4 X 5 $15.83 $18.44 25
Round Post: 4 X 6 $17.96 $21.04 30
Round Post: 4 X 7 $20.74 $24.40 35
Round Post: 4 X 8 $23.53 $27.71 40
Round Post: 4 X 9 $26.31 n/a 45
Round Post: 4 X 10 $29.10 n/a 50
Round Post: 5 X 7 $29.86 n/a 44
Round Post: 5 X 7.5 $33.96 n/a 47
Round Post: 5 X 8 $38.09 n/a 50
Round Post: 5 X 10 $48.40 n/a 63
Square Post: 3.5x3.5 X 5 $14.54 $17.16 25
Square Post: 3.5x3.5 X 7 $20.74 $24.40 35
Square Post: 3.5x3.5 X 8 $23.53 $27.71 40
Square Post: 3.5x3.5 X 10 $29.10 $34.33 50
Square Post: 5.5x5.5 X 5 $33.18 n/a 52
Square Post: 5.5x5.5 X 6 $39.87 n/a 62

The posts are tough, durable and heavy duty.  


Why you should feel good about buying our posts:

No need to paint it
Termites & carpenter bees won't eat it
Low maintenance
Made from 98% recycled plastic
As close to nature as you can get without cuting down trees

Plastic fence is a popular alternative to wooden fence.  Although the up front cost of plastic fence causes potential users to pause before purchasing, further investigation convinces many of the long term value.  A major cost is the installation of the fence, and is identical for both plastic fence and wooden fence.  After a few years in service, wooden fence begins to rot, particularly at the ground level.  At this time the wooden fence begins to fall apart, and will need to be replaced.  This means that the fence owner has to not only purchase more wooden fence, but also pay again for the installation.  This does not occur with plastic fence.  Add to this feature the fact that plastic fence does not have to be painted, and the benefits of plastic fence outweigh the initial cost.  For these reasons plastic fence is referred to as “low maintenance” fence.

Another feature of plastic fence is its flexibility.


Made from Milk Jugs & Other Recycled Plastics
Made from Milk Jugs & Other Recycled Plastics
For more information or a written price quote on plastic posts, please
email:  info@closetheloop.com  with your requirements & zip code.

Patrick Kelley, Inventor
 
Bio:  Patrick Kelley, inventor of rustic-looking plastic fencing:

Pat has a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Rutgers University.  His early work experience was with various chemical processing companies.  He then spent sixteen years with Mobil Chemical Company in the plastics division where he worked mainly on the extrusion of blown film.  In 1992 he left Mobil to start his own plastics processing company.  Pat is the managing member of Waste Not Technologies, LLC located in Saylorsburg PA.  The company manufactures post and rail fence from recycled HDPE; mostly post consumer milk jugs.  Pat has two patents for plastic products.  His association with Northampton Community College began in 1992 when he taught his first course in “Polymer Processing”.  Since that time he has also taught “Introduction to Plastics” and several levels of mathematics.  Pat is an active member of The Society of Plastics Engineers, and currently serves as president of the Lehigh Valley chapter.  He also serves on the advisory board for the Emerging Technology Application Center at Northampton Community College, and the Solid Waste Advisory Committee of Monroe County, PA.

Fence covered by US Patent No. D583,486S

and US Patent No. 9,079, 336 B2



 
100th Anniversary of Girl Scouts ~ 40 PA TROOPS collect THOUSANDS of pounds of plastic (WOW) to be made into posts in NEPA at Waste Not Technologies, and get paid for it!

POST INSTALLATION

Posts holes should be dug deeper than the frost depth (sometimes called the frost line) for your geographic area.  Check your local weather information to find out how deep the frost penetrates the ground in your area.
Also, posts need to be installed to a depth that prevents them from being pushed over.   A long post can act as a powerful lever arm, and be popped out of the ground if it is not installed deep enough.  The following guidelines should help you decide on the proper depth.  Be aware that soft, sandy or wet soil is easy to disturb.  You may need to conduct a test to determine the proper depth of the post-hole.

The following guidelines should help you to decide on the proper post-hole depth.  These depths may have to be increased if the soil is soft, sandy, or wet; or if the local frost line is deeper that these guidelines.

POST LENGTH (FEET)                          POST HOLE DEPTH (INCHES)
            6                                                            24
            8                                                            30
           10                                                           36

If you cannot dig your post-holes as deep as the guidelines suggest, you may have to pour concrete in the post-hole after the post has been placed in the hole.  This will help to stabilize the post. 
Normally we do not recommend pouring concrete in the post-hole if you can follow the guide lines above.  It is an added cost that you do not need to incur.

After the post has been placed in the post-hole, use a level at several places around the post to insure that it is plumb.  Then begin to place the dirt back into the hole.  Tamp the dirt every six inches as you back fill the post-hole.

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