Close
0%
0%

Fence Post Cap

How to protect a fence post against moisture.

Public Chat
Similar projects worth following
0 followers
To expand the life span of a fence post it is recommend to protect it against moisture. Hardware stores have a pretty collection of metal cap. But if you are an owner of a 3D then it has to be a self-made cap.

This cap is made up of two parts the bottom and the top. If your 3D printer has two extruders you can feed the second extruder with a water-soluble filament like PVA to print support structure, so that you are able to produce the cap in one piece. The cap has a inner dimension of 78mm so it is made for posts with an edge length of 70mm but feel free to scale it up or down. 

It is recommend to use a more durable filament like PETG that is my favourite. Normally I prefer PLA, it is easy to print, cheap and is not made for eternity. There is already enough plastics in the world. But depending of what is your application sometimes it is better to use more persistent materials.

PoleHat_Top.stl

top of the cap

Standard Tesselated Geometry - 22.25 kB - 02/12/2019 at 18:51

Download

PoleHat_Base.stl

bottom of the cap

Standard Tesselated Geometry - 32.04 kB - 02/12/2019 at 18:51

Download

View project log

Enjoy this project?

Share

Discussions

Dan Maloney wrote 02/12/2019 at 21:59 point

Nice, I did something similar with my driveway post light. It has a decorative cross-arm with plastic caps that degraded to nothing a long time ago, so I whipped up some new caps in Fusion 360 and printed them in gold filament. Looks more like brass, which is actually perfect. And when they wear out, I'll print new ones.

  Are you sure? yes | no

Similar Projects

Does this project spark your interest?

Become a member to follow this project and never miss any updates