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Old 09-16-2019, 03:06 PM
 
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Now that Iíve re-examined your photo, Iím thinking you can install two pipe bollards behind your mailbox so that a cars number would hit the pipe and protect your mailbox post but certainly not the bumper of the vehicle.
I'm thinking of having 3 boulders installed. 1 large one, 2 medium ones, in a configuration something like this:

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Old 09-16-2019, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Kansas City North
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Like the boulder idea, another idea is one of those BIG flowerpots (like 36Ē high), or even a couple of them.
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Old 09-16-2019, 07:43 PM
 
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Like the boulder idea, another idea is one of those BIG flowerpots (like 36Ē high), or even a couple of them.
Noooo, why sacrifice perfectly innocent flowerpots to bad drivers? Boulders are the perfect decorative yet punitive answer to this dilemma.
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Old 09-16-2019, 09:17 PM
 
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Noooo, why sacrifice perfectly innocent flowerpots to bad drivers? Boulders are the perfect decorative yet punitive answer to this dilemma.
Yes the goal is to create a definite hard stop for an SUV size vehicle, one that will cause damage to a vehicle that runs into that hard stop. Boulders are heavy and solid enough to fill that requirement.
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Old 09-17-2019, 01:45 AM
 
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Now that Iíve re-examined your photo, Iím thinking you can install two pipe bollards behind your mailbox so that a cars number would hit the pipe and protect your mailbox post but certainly not the bumper of the vehicle.
Great solution! If you want your yard to look like a Walmart parking lot.
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Old 09-17-2019, 04:03 AM
 
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Actually they have beautiful decorative boulders. We had rental property yard zeroscaped and they brought in boulders of different sizes its just stunning.
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Old 09-17-2019, 05:16 AM
 
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Great solution! If you want your yard to look like a Walmart parking lot.
Not if you plant some flowering clematis vines around the bollards and mailbox, less visible than boulders..!
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Old 09-17-2019, 05:39 AM
 
Location: Central IL
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I wish you'd stop citing being "female" as a reason not to fix your own mailbox. The back injury, sure. But able-bodied women are perfectly capable of this.

I'd just send a polite message saying "I'm going to hire a handyman on X date to fix the mailbox, and I'll forward you his bill when he's done. If you want to do fix yourself before then, that'd be great too!" No need to bicker or wring hands.
It's really not your business about why or why not she can't fix it herself and it's not even relevant except the OP would like to get beyond that "solution" and concentrate on something that WILL work for her situation. Get off your high horse.
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Old 09-17-2019, 08:34 AM
 
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Noooo, why sacrifice perfectly innocent flowerpots to bad drivers? Boulders are the perfect decorative yet punitive answer to this dilemma.
Someone above suggested bollards, and that got me thinking about how those big flowerpots are sometimes used in front of buildings for security reasons, in lieu of bollards. But they probably arenít clay pots like youíd buy at the garden center, probably have a concrete bollard in the middle of the pot. I withdraw my suggestion.
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Old 09-17-2019, 10:40 AM
 
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Well one other alternative would be a couple very large plastic flowerpots, like 2 or 3 ft tall, with bricks loaded inside about 1/2 to 2/3 the way up and then topped with dirt and some flowers. That would be a much much cheaper solution than boulders, and still provide an obstacle before getting to the mailbox.
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