|Fig.1: Mailbox repair|
Supplies and Tools:
4x4x7 Douglas Fir wood post (1)
4x4x2 Douglas Fir wood post (2)
Electrical cord 100-foot
Electrical cord 25-feet
Saw horses (2)
Tarps and paper
Mrs. Escarole mailbox had fallen over and the Post Office refused to deliver the mail. She lives in a rural town called Creekside, California. The mailbox was very unusual and made of two 4x4 posts at a horizontal angle and another 4x4 post held it in place.
This post shows the eight steps to to prepare for the replacement this mailbox.
Step 1: Fig.1 shows the old mailbox that needs replacing.
Step 2: Fig.2 shows my truck loaded with all the new parts.
|Fig.2 Tools and supplies|
|Fig.3 Packing paper tarps|
|Fig.4 Saw horses|
|Fig.5 Main post|
|Fig.6 Post on sawhorses|
Step 6: Fig.7 shows the 100-foot electrical cord that will provide electrical power for the drill and saws needed for this project.
|Fig.7 Electrical cords|
|Fig.10 Electrical outlet|
- Part 1 of 16 - The Estimate
- Part 2 of 16 - Wood Set Up
- Part 3 of 16 - Mailbox Hole Dug
- Part 4 of 16 - Priming Post and Old Wood Trim
- Part 5 of 16 - Mailbox Rails Painted
- Part 6 of 16 - Beveling Post Ends
- Part 7 of 16 - Holes Template
- Part 8 of 16 - Priming Posts
- Part 9 of 16 - Washer Preparation
- Part 10 of 16 - Carriage Bolts
- Part 11 of 16 - Post Installation
- Part 12 of 16 - Mailbox Installation
- Part 13 of 16 - Mailbox Trim New Installation
- Part 14 of 16 - Mailbox Trim Painted
- Part 15 of 16 - Mailbox Bottom Address Trim Rebuilt
- Part 16 of 16 - Mailbox Post And Trim Painted
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