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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

How To Replace Your Mailbox and Stand

Mailbox about to fall down? Here is fairly simple way to fix it yourself
without spending a fortune.

Tools Needed

Steps to Take
Most home building supply stores carry mailboxes and mailbox stands. They are
already put together and some are already finished so all one has to do is choose the
one they want. As a matter of fact, everything needed for this project can usually be
found at one place such as The Home Depot or Lowes.

  1. Dig a hole deep enough to firmly support the stand. Two to three inches of concrete around the stand is plenty. If you dig the hole to big you might not have enough sacrete.
  2. Use the mixing tray to mix the concrete. The mixing tray can be purchased for about $5 or $6.
  3. After pouring in the concrete use the level to plumb the stand and be sure it stays plumb as the concret sets up. A rock can be used to keep it in place.
  4. Allow the stand to set up overnight
  5. Prime the stand and allow to dry fully. Sand and apply finish coat.
  6. After the paint is dry screw the mailbox to the stand. (The unit you buy may provide some other way to attach the box.)
  7. Attach the numbers

This entire project can be complete in one day if the stand is painted and the box attached
before setting in concrete. What you might pay someone $200-$300 or more to do you can do for about $50 to $75.

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