How to Replace a Mailbox Post
Ask - saboteamos.info landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner install a new curbside mailbox
- Before doing any digging, dial 811 to call your local utility locating service to mark underground pipes and wires.
- Use post hole diggers to dig a hole 2 feet deep.
- Cut the 4x4 post to 4 feet long. Insert two feet into the mailbox post and leave two feet exposed.
- Attach the mailbox post to the pressure-treated post using the supplied lag screws and the socket wrench.
- Attach the mailbox to the post with the supplied screws.
- Set the face of the mailbox 6-8” from the edge of the road and 41-45” higher than the road.
- Mix the concrete with water in the wheelbarrow.
- Hold the mailbox in place and fill around the post in the hole with concrete. Keep the concrete 4” from the surface.
- Fill the remainder of the hole with topsoil.
Roger installed the MailMaster Trim Line mailbox, manufactured by .
For setting the post, Roger used Fast Setting Concrete Mix, manufactured by .