Friday, July 26, 2013

How to Repair a Double Mailbox - Part 15 of 16 - Mailbox Bottom Address Trim Rebuilt

Fig.1: Mailbox repair
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
2x4 wood braces
Cordless drill with Phillip bit 
Deck screws 1-1/2 inch 
Delta compound saw 12-inch
Gloves heavy-duty 

Mrs. Escarole needed her and her neighbor mailbox repaired immediately. the post had fallen over and the Creekside Post Office would only deliver the mail if the post was standing upwards. 

This post shows the five steps to replacing the mailbox address bar.

Step 1: Fig.1 shows the old mailbox that needs repair. Fig.2 shows the old front address bar with the old dried up corner braces. The temperature in Creekside is much hotter, the heat had shrunk the address bar including the sides and the back of the 2 by 4 wood braces. The solution was to replaced all the edges and add to the existing address bar.
Fig.2 Old address bar
Step 2: Fig.3 and fig.4 shows two different angles of a new 2 by 4 side cut at a 45-degree angle and placed at the end of the address bar.
Fig.3 Corner at 45 degrees
Fig.4 Corners
Step 3: Fig.5 shows the holes for the deck screws were pre-drilled. A cordless drill with a 1/8 inch wood drill below is drilling the second hole onto the backside of the address bar.
Fig.5 Pilot drilled holes
Step 4: Fig.6 shows that two deck screws were pre-drilled and placed from the front address bar into the wood sides. This gave the address bar more strength and will last longer than if nail were used.
Fig.6 Deck screws
Step 5: Fig.7 and fig.8 shows two different angles that the address bar is finished.
Fig.7 Angles
Fig.8 Back side

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