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How should I install the post for a mailbox?

The other day somebody wiped out my mailbox. It's a typical plastic mailbox, that mounts onto a 4x4 post. The old post snapped off right at ground level. Instead of trying to dig it out, I've dug a ...
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How can I fix this broken cluster mailbox unit (CBU)?

Someone hit our community's mailbox and trying to get it fixed has become a major nightmare. Basically, when it was hit, the aluminum pedestal was snapped off right at the base. I have an idea on ...
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How can I remove a jammed, broken key from a lock?

I have a key to an apartment mailbox that was almost impossible to get the key in and out of to unlock, and in trying, my roommate broke the key off in it. From looking in with a light, it seems that ...
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How can I build a brick mailbox?

I'm planning to build a wall block mailbox with the wall blocks that are 3.75" X 7.5" X 11.25". I've worked out the plans that allow for a particular mailbox to fit nicely in a space. However, it ...
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How can I waterproof my mail box (post catcher)?

We have a basket to catch mail which comes through an outdoor security door, like this: There is an area behind the door which is open to the elements so the mail often gets wet. Does anyone know ...
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What is the proper setback from the curb for a mailbox?

I seem to recall my mailbox having instructions on what the proper setback was from the curb for mounting it. Unfortunately, I was too lazy to re-set the post for the mounting hardware after the ...
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How do I fix a wobbly mailbox post?

This evening, I had the unfortunate luck of someone completely taking out my wooden mailbox with their side-view mirror, leaving only the post. It was a total accident, and he was quite apologetic, ...