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Old 03-01-2008, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Cambridge, Nebraska
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Let's see those mailboxes!!! Country folk can have some really great mail box supports, so show me what you got. Our's will look a lot better with the planned insulators...

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Old 03-02-2008, 02:31 PM
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Here is my mailbox. I will get a better picture when the snow melts......oh, say around August!!

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Old 03-02-2008, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Let's see those mailboxes!!! Country folk can have some really great mail box supports, so show me what you got. Our's will look a lot better with the planned insulators...

Cute, and original. But I wonder how long the insulators will last before someone grabs them (my guess is not very long).
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Old 03-02-2008, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Heartland Florida
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I wish I had taken pics of the mailbox I made, it was run over so often that I built one from a 1/4" steel plate and a spring-loaded hinged base. It was so tough that it could be run over and spring right back up. I tested it by running it over with a 955 track loader, before painting. There was no damage!
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Old 03-06-2008, 02:53 PM
 
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We had a cute mailbox but it kept getting konked with a baseball bat. We rebuilt it a couple of times and then gave up and put a plastic mailbox out there. Now it is boring but not bashed.

I like this thread. I will try to find cute mailboxes from here in east Tennessee to take pictures of and post.
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Old 03-08-2008, 11:43 PM
 
Location: Stuck in NE GA right now
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Mine was just a plastic on a post...due to vandals I've replaced it several times
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Old 03-16-2008, 12:25 AM
 
Location: Somewhere out there
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Wouldn't it be cool when vandals or snow plows hit our mailboxes they would get sprayed with a bright orange paint? I go through at least 2 mailboxes per year from one or the other.

It wouldn't pay for me to have a nice mailbox display. Bummer.
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Old 03-16-2008, 11:27 AM
 
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Wouldn't it be cool when vandals or snow plows hit our mailboxes they would get sprayed with a bright orange paint? I go through at least 2 mailboxes per year from one or the other.

It wouldn't pay for me to have a nice mailbox display. Bummer.
Usually the weight of the snow being pushed is what damages mailboxes, not the actual plow itself.
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Old 09-07-2009, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Cambridge, Nebraska
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Cute, and original. But I wonder how long the insulators will last before someone grabs them (my guess is not very long).
I just wanted to bump this back up, and mention that the insulators are still there. No baseball bats to the box yet either. Here's a couple pics to get you warmed up...



and a newer original idea...

Come on now... let's see 'em!
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Old 09-07-2009, 01:50 PM
 
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Deterrent to baseball bats. Buy a large rural mailbox, and a regular sized mail box.

Position the smaller mailbox inside the large one, and fill the area between with concrete. Mount on a substantial post.
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