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pferrie3

join:2005-01-27
Boston, MA
reply to Jumbalaya

Re: Cellular vinyl mailbox post

tell them its Petrified wood .. that's why its hard as a rock ( get it )...thank you, thank you, ill be here all day.

AndrewG2

join:2006-01-20
Niagara Falls, ON
reply to Jumbalaya
Personally, if force of snow shoved off the road is an issue, I'd go for a round post, I'm thinking it will have less resistance to flow than a square one, and given equivalent CSA, should hold up better.

Won't hold up to a snowplow smacking it dead on any better though.

When vinyl goes chalky looking you can hit it with a cutting/polishing compound to cut the dead surface off. Brasso and some types of metal polishes work (watch the solvents) and auto stores should have a cutting paste for paintwork.

Jumbalaya

join:2012-09-05
Lisle, IL
reply to JAAulde
For as much as it costs, it better stay nice looking for a while.


pferrie3

join:2005-01-27
Boston, MA
reply to Jumbalaya
another idea get a round treated wooden post about 6" in diameter. then spray on rhino line It ..kinda like the back of a pickup »liners.rhinolinings.com/en/p/products

should last for a long time and I think they have different colors

might cost a few bucks .. but should keep it color and not rot away


JAAulde
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join:2001-05-09
Williamsport, MD
kudos:3

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reply to Jumbalaya
said by Jumbalaya:

For as much as it costs, it better stay nice looking for a while.

Edit: You replied to me, so I assumed you were saying the setup I went with was pricy. End Edit

I paid $26 for the mounting base and $30 for the post. Then you add the cost of whichever mailbox you decide to put on it. The vinyl mailbox setups at Lowes start at $60, so I don't think it's all that expensive.
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Jumbalaya

join:2012-09-05
Lisle, IL
This is the one I'm ordering, which is why I hope it lasts for a while.

»www.walpolewoodworkers.com/mail-···-fc.aspx

I like the rhino liner idea. I wish I'd done that on the last mailbox post.


JAAulde
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join:2001-05-09
Williamsport, MD
kudos:3
said by Jumbalaya:

This is the one I'm ordering, which is why I hope it lasts for a while.

»www.walpolewoodworkers.com/mail-···-fc.aspx

I like the rhino liner idea. I wish I'd done that on the last mailbox post.

:O WTF - $300 plus for a mailbox post--made of plastic!!!???
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Jumbalaya

join:2012-09-05
Lisle, IL
Tell me about it. It hurt just typing in the credit card number. $400 with shipping.

AndrewG2

join:2006-01-20
Niagara Falls, ON
reply to Jumbalaya
Better do 4G speeds for that....

... yah, I know, wrong cellular.

Jumbalaya

join:2012-09-05
Lisle, IL
Yeah, no kidding. On top of that we're putting a $185.00 mailbox on it.

Not only 4G, but I'm going to need a reach-around.