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where can I get a custom mail post replaced
Posted by: burke resident ()
Date: January 08, 2008 02:24PM

A neighbor ran over my mail post and mail box this morning. Does anyone know where I can get a replacement? My community has a special design and all must look a like. Thanks for any help.

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Re: where can I get a custom mail post replaced
Posted by: Lester Burnham ()
Date: January 08, 2008 02:27PM

Have you checked with the HOA? They should have a source if it is a standard design. Otherwise, try Lowe's and Home Depot.

FYI, this can be a miserable project since some posts are stuck in 2-3 feet of concrete. Digging this out and lifting it vertically is no easy chore and took me an a neighbor the better part of a Saturday.

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Re: where can I get a custom mail post replaced
Posted by: ITRADE ()
Date: January 08, 2008 02:31PM

burke resident Wrote:
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> A neighbor ran over my mail post and mail box this
> morning. Does anyone know where I can get a
> replacement? My community has a special design and
> all must look a like. Thanks for any help.


Ran over your mail post and box? Were they drunk? I assume they're paying for the new one.

Of course, this is why I hate HOAs. Your mailbox must look alike. Must your dog look alike too?

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Re: where can I get a custom mail post replaced
Posted by: KeepOnTruckin ()
Date: January 08, 2008 02:48PM

To get it out is acutally kind of easy, similar to removing fence posts.

First, if any it still above the concrete/ground, drill a largish hole and pass somthing string thru it (piece of rebar?) and pull it up. Maybe get someone to help.

Or, saturate (with water) the ground around the post, to make it easier to pull out.

Dig a massive hole around it. If you dont mind minimal the damage to your yard, this is a good way to "get back" at your HOA, because in order to do what they require, you have to make a massive hole in your lawn.

get a digging bar from HD or lowes and smash the concrete up by hitting the bar with a sledgehammer.

lastly if the above doesnt work, dig a new hole and cover the old one.

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Re: where can I get a custom mail post replaced
Posted by: bdimag ()
Date: January 08, 2008 03:22PM

put up whatever the hell you want and when they fine you, charge your neighbor and tell him to hurry up in getting your replacement..

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Re: where can I get a custom mail post replaced
Posted by: Coastie ()
Date: January 08, 2008 04:17PM

Isn't damaging a mail box a federal offence? Call the postal inpsector.

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Re: where can I get a custom mail post replaced
Posted by: SE ()
Date: January 08, 2008 05:16PM

A contact name/number/website should be enclosed in your HOA docs.

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Re: where can I get a custom mail post replaced
Posted by: gr8 idea ()
Date: January 08, 2008 09:35PM

You could always just have your neighbor redistricted to South Lakes! That should solve the problem.

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Re: where can I get a custom mail post replaced
Posted by: coffin ()
Date: January 08, 2008 09:39PM

When you put in the new one, skip the concrete! (if it's a wood post)

All the concrete does is rot out the new post faster.

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Re: where can I get a custom mail post replaced
Posted by: KeepOnTruckin ()
Date: January 10, 2008 04:44PM

Thats true,just tamp the soil down a lot

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Re: where can I get a custom mail post replaced
Posted by: neighbor ()
Date: March 11, 2017 08:14AM

check with your hoa

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Re: where can I get a custom mail post replaced
Posted by: Nozirev ()
Date: March 11, 2017 11:28AM

WTF?

Who gets mail?

Geezers ruin everything.

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Re: where can I get a custom mail post replaced
Posted by: Fantom.Shitter ()
Date: March 12, 2017 12:04AM

I don't do any of that HOA bullshit. Anytime I replace something on my house, I go out of the way to find something that doesn't match the rest of the neighborhood. 30 years ago, the HOA would send me a letter stating something about non-compliance. And everytime, I would write them back and say I couldn't find a match.

They don't send me letters anymore...

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Re: where can I get a custom mail post replaced
Posted by: Duhhhhhhh ()
Date: March 12, 2017 01:08PM

where can I get a custom mail post replaced

In your front yard, down close to the street, probably right by the driveway. Right about where the old one was.

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Re: where can I get a custom mail post replaced
Posted by: w45987365 ()
Date: March 12, 2017 01:24PM

burke resident Wrote:
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> A neighbor ran over my mail post and mail box this
> morning. Does anyone know where I can get a
> replacement? My community has a special design and
> all must look a like. Thanks for any help.


Your neighbor should be paying to fix this. Or, you could take his and then they have to find a new one.

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Re: where can I get a custom mail post replaced
Posted by: Best Answer ()
Date: March 12, 2017 01:46PM

My neighbor Artie, who just opened a new Arthur Treacher's franchise, just replaced his old mailbox with a customized yellow & green mailbox in the shape of the Arthur Treacher's restaurant.

When I saw this thread, I told Artie about this mailbox dilemma, and he said he'd be more than happy to help anyway he could. Give Artie a call at 347-462-4477 (FISH-N-CHIPS).

He also added that anyone that comes to his new location, at Kamp Washington, and gives the secret tartar sauce handshake, will receive 50% off their order.

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Re: where can I get a custom mail post replaced
Posted by: Keep the Fish SPED happy ()
Date: March 12, 2017 01:48PM

Wow these Fish comments keep getting more funny by the hour. You are learning so fast. Here's a pat on your sloped head.

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Re: where can I get a custom mail post replaced
Posted by: old gezzer 1960 ()
Date: March 13, 2017 06:41PM

Nobody cares about mail posts. I see it all the time , a beautiful house and a mail post and box that looks like something that belongs in a trailer park.
I keep my post and box looking nice. I even plant flowers around the post in the Spring. Believe it or not It dose make a nice impression.

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Re: where can I get a custom mail post replaced
Posted by: shame on you ()
Date: March 13, 2017 07:06PM

old gezzer 1960 Wrote:
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> Nobody cares about mail posts. I see it all the
> time , a beautiful house and a mail post and box
> that looks like something that belongs in a
> trailer park.
> I keep my post and box looking nice. I even plant
> flowers around the post in the Spring. Believe it
> or not It dose make a nice impression.


Flowers attract bees which attack mail deliverers.

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Re: where can I get a custom mail post replaced
Posted by: Mike Litorace ()
Date: March 13, 2017 07:50PM

Must have had too much Arthur Treachers.

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Re: where can I get a custom mail post replaced
Posted by: need one too ()
Date: March 14, 2017 12:34PM

plow got mine today

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Re: where can I get a custom mail post replaced
Posted by: truf ()
Date: March 14, 2017 12:52PM

Why aren't you making the neighbor handle it since he fucked it up? Probably because you are full of shit when in fact, you ran it over.
Faggot.

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Re: where can I get a custom mail post replaced
Posted by: mailman007 ()
Date: December 30, 2017 08:24PM

ask a neighbor

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Re: where can I get a custom mail post replaced
Posted by: Mail Post Repair Guy ()
Date: December 30, 2017 08:41PM

As a post-box repair professional, I have repaired and replaced thousands of poles supporting post-boxes.

But, in your case, I would not take this job due to the fact that you are such a piker that you cannot talk to your neighbour about his negligence. How can you call yourself a man (or even a woman)? Grab your bollocks, walk over there and demand that they replace it, you poff.

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Re: where can I get a custom mail post replaced
Posted by: back in ()
Date: December 30, 2017 08:58PM

It was probably some bastard backing in his/her driveway.

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Re: where can I get a custom mail post replaced
Posted by: Reference ()
Date: December 30, 2017 09:04PM

back in Wrote:
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> It was probably some bastard backing in his/her
> driveway.


Exactly:
http://www.fairfaxunderground.com/forum/read/2/2766056.html

Don't fucking do it

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Re: where can I get a custom mail post replaced
Posted by: Pupper3 ()
Date: January 21, 2018 08:50PM

I recently replaced my post and box and i have to say it’d been a lot easer just to pay someone $200 to do it. Having the tools, specifications from my fricken HOA, and the EXACT color was a major pain in the ass.

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Re: where can I get a custom mail post replaced
Posted by: oops ()
Date: July 27, 2020 10:52AM

happened again last night.

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Re: where can I get a custom mail post replaced
Posted by: xke3w ()
Date: July 27, 2020 12:38PM

Just get a P.O. Box at the Post Office and have all your mail delivered there. You don't need a mailbox. That's safer anyway as you don't have to worry about someone stealing your mail.

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