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Convert Front Door Entry Mailbox to a Front & Rear Door Entry Mailbox

I need to convert a regular MEDIUM size STEEL mailbox with only one streetside entry door to place mail in & to take mail out. I'm trying to figure out how to remove the backside of the mailbox ...
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How to enlarge lock hole (small mailbox)?

Hi, Had to break my apartment mailbox lock open after the key broke. Been looking and no where seems to have a lock that small. How can I enlarge the current hole? I am far from a hands on guy, ...
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Keeping mail dry in locking mailbox?

I'm thinking about installing a locking mailbox. My main concern after reading online reviews of locking mailbox models is not security but rather mail getting wet. Seems to be a recurring complaint ...
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Need Help removing Mailbox (Architectural Mailbox 7500) from post

Trying to remove this mail box from the post. There are five of these fasteners which I believe are holding the mailbox the mounting plate. Here is an interior shot, and as you can see, it is not ...
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How to remove embedded mailbox in wall?

We have an old house that has a mail slot on the side of the house. That leads straight into a mailbox is that is embedded in the wall. We can access that mailbox from a door on the inside wall in our ...
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Need help removing bolt and nuts from a mailbox

I'm not really handy, and so this is the first time doing something like this. I have a 15+ year old mailbox which is fastened to a metal post by four quite rusted bolts and nuts on the side. The ...
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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 of ...
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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, ...