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Old 03-23-2013, 09:26 AM
Clarkscape Clarkscape is offline
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Cement Granite mailbox post?

Got my first granite mailbox install....looking to see if you guys support with concrete or install without?
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Old 03-23-2013, 05:58 PM
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Install without concrete, use a gravel and dirt mix make sure you install per USPS guidelines and plumb to the center line of the road. Also bring help a real and proper granite mbox post can weigh in excess of 300 pounds.
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:27 PM
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I believe the USPS requires mailbox poss to be "collapsible"
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Old 03-24-2013, 06:28 PM
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We don't use concrete. We back fill around it with 3/4" processed gravel. Compact the gravel with a sledge hammer (use the top of it).

DVS, anything is collapsible with a big enough hammer

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