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SAND to the rescue. No concrete needed. Bury an empty 6 or 8 inch tube two feet deep, and flush with the ground. Compact the soil around it. Then center and level your mailbox within the tube, and fill around the post with sand. Tamp the sand down too a bit, then cover lightly with sod. Next time a drunkard hits it, you can vacuum out the sand and ...


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You can use a metal anchor that screws into the ground. You then attach your wood post to the slot on top of the anchor with lag bolts. It's sturdy, but still gives way if impacted. See here: diymailboxes.com/how-to-install-a-mailbox-post-without-concrete/



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