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How To Install A Post Mount Mailbox

 

 
 
how to Install A Post Mount Mailbox
 
Before installing, read entire post mount mailbox installation instructions. Observe all local building and safety codes.
For the following installation instructions it is assumed that a mailbox post is already installed.
Roadside mailboxes should be positioned so that the mail carrier can safely reach inside without leaving their vehicle. Typically, this means positioning the mailbox 41" to 45" off of the ground and 6" to 8" from the curb.
 
 
Tools and Materials:

Screwdriver

Hammer

Paint

Chalk

Drill

Nails

Pliers

1" Thick Board or Metal Bracket
 
   Step 1  
  Turn your mailbox over, and measure the length and width of the inside void.  
     
   Step 2  
  Cut your 1" thick wood plank to the size of the void. This wooden plank will be used as a mounting board to fasten your mailbox to your post, so ensure that it fits into the underside void before moving on.  
     
   Step 3  
  Center the mounting board on the post and fasten it to the post using wood screws. Leave a small ΒΌ" gap behind the board to allow space for the back of the mailbox.  
     
   Step 4  
  Fit the mailbox onto the mounting board and ensure that it is centered. Open the door of the mailbox to check for any interference. In some instances, it may be necessary to trim the front of the mounting board to allow the door to fully open.  
     
   Step 5  
  Once the mailbox is properly aligned on the mounting board, fasten the mailbox to the board by drilling wood screws through the mounting holes located on the sides of the mailbox.

Note: If mounting to a metal post, use the mounting bracket that is included with the post. If your metal post did not come with a bracket, follow the steps above as the installation will be the same.