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Re: [Shop-talk] Mailbox to end all mailboxes

To: Steve Hammatt Mount Vernon WA USA <>
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Mailbox to end all mailboxes
From: Bill Rabel <>
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2009 19:09:06 -0700
Here's my mailbox. My neighbors formerly each had their own 4x4 post.

On Jun 29, 2009, at 4:39 PM, "Steve Hammatt Mount Vernon WA USA" 
 > wrote:

> OK, I wasn't going to bring up my solution.....but now I will<grin>
> The neighbor's teenage son (I'm nearly 99% sure) decided to take
> a sideswipe to our mailbox some years ago.  It was a typical
> rural metal box on a 4x4 post.  It was about this time that Lowes
> had first offered those green/tan plastic boxes designed to slip over
> a 4x4 post.
> We purchased one of the plastic boxes, 4 bags of Quik-Crete and a
> 1/4 inch thick steel 4 x 4 tubing, about 7 feet long.  3 plus bags of
> concrete went into the deep hole and the rest of the concrete filled  
> up
> the 4 x 4 square tubing.  We then slid the plastic box and column  
> over the
> top of the tubing and thru-bolted to the steel.
> I don't know if the neighbor kid saw what we did or not, but the
> effect has been the more knocking over the mailbox.
> Now, if we can just keep the drivers from running off the road and
> thru our pasture fencing at the first hint of snow!
> Steve Hammatt
> Mount Vernon WA USA
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