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Gibraltar Mailboxes Cedar Drive-In Mailbox Post Kit
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Gibraltar Mailboxes

Cedar Drive-In Mailbox Post Kit

  • Requires no digging or concreting
  • Very easy installation
  • Constructed from beautiful aromatic cedar
$29.97 /each

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The Cedar Drive-In Mailbox Post Kit requires no digging or concreting for installation. It is constructed from red cedar and is pre-notched for assembly. It fits standard and large size mailboxes. All assembly and mailbox mounting hardware is included.

  • Made of red cedar
  • Pre-cut and notched for easy assembly
  • Compatible with standard and large size mailboxes; matches well with models E1100B00, E1600B00 and CC2R0000
  • Includes all assembly and mailbox mounting hardware

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I HAVE A RUBBER MAID MAILBOX WHAT LENGTH OF A 4X4 SHOULD I BUY AND HOW MUCH SHOULD BE IN THE GROUND

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May 31, 2016
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Thank you for your interest in our products. I would check with your postal service to make sure what they recommend and normally about 18 inches goes in the ground and a lot of our posts need about 30 inches up into the post to keep in nice and sturdy. So, yes, about 48" 4X4 should be suffecient
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May 30, 2016
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Hello TOUPI7,
Mailboxes in most locals are required to be between 41" and 45" tall. Add to that 18" to 24" in the ground and you are looking at about 6' of post. Most stores will carry 4"x4"x8' post which you can have cut down to about 6'. I hope this helps.
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Chris
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on this product, are any additional items needed or is everything there?

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Cedar drive-in mailbox post kit.
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Everything should be in the box, but I was missing instructions and the package of screws necessary to assemble the post.
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June 10, 2015
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There is no additional items needed just the tools you use to install it.
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What is the black metal piece and where does it go?

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The black metal piece is a spike that anchors the post to the ground. You may drive the spike into the ground using a sledge hammer until the longer, slim portion is completely buried. The wooden post has a hold drilled from the bottom into the upright. The post is driven over the exposed part of the spike, anchoring the post in place.
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The black metal piece is the anchor it is what goes into the ground and up into the bottom of the post to keep it up.
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Is the metal pole extra?

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October 6, 2016
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Thank you for your interest in our products. Cedar drive in post kit should have include the metal anchor if it is missing I would return to the store or call customer service.
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Cedar Drive-In Mailbox Post Kit is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 64.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cedar post quality was not as expected Not wanting to dig a post hole and fill it with Quikcrete to set it, I found this product and thought I'd give it a try. I was immediately disappointed in the quality of the cedar post and considered returning it due to the wood splitting in places. Not only was I worried about the integrity of the wood; holding up to daily use and changing weather conditions, but it really wasn't as pretty as I'd hoped it would be with ugly, dark splits. Needing to get on with this project after someone took out our old mailbox post unexpectedly, I moved ahead in installing this product with a Gibralter Large size mailbox. Other than the post, the kit is a good one IF you have ground to anchor it in that is not full of rock like I do. It's ideal for a lawn next to the curb. The anchor goes down 15" and in ideal conditions (damp lawn with no rocks) it should go smoothly. I was not so lucky. I ended up having to dig a hole and fill it with Quikcrete after all due to dry conditions and extremely rocky soil. After you've set the anchor you place the cedar post over it (solid end on top with pre-drilled hole over post anchor in ground) and pound it until the cedar post is flush with the ground. Then you place the smaller cedar cross bar into the pre-cut groove on the wood and use the included wood screws to secure the two pieces. There is another piece of wood that I didn't use. It elevates the mailbox off the crossbar, but has no pre-drilled holes. I really didn't see the point. I purchased a Gibralter universal mounting bracket instead and used a Large sized mailbox. All of that went together well, and I added two reflectors to either side of the cedar post (not included) and numbers on the mailbox to finish the job. If the post had been of better quality I would have given this product a higher rating. It's an easy product if your conditions are right, and if you sink the anchor properly the post is secure and will not wobble around. It also measures 42" from the ground to the bottom of the mailbox, which is within the US Postal Service recommended measurements for curbside mailboxes.
Date published: 2016-07-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by from junk the wood quality is junk. very very rough cut. wood had weak spots that will turn into holes and then destroy the post. returned it.
Date published: 2016-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good for me I am a 25 year old elementary school teacher whose husband is currently deployed. I'm mildly handy, in that I can use a drill and mow the lawn, but as soon as you start asking me to mix concrete and dig even holes we are going to have problems. I came home one afternoon to find our mailbox on its side and, being that I couldn't let it wait until hubs gets home, I set out to Home Depot to figure out my options. I was able to put this post up, with ease, on my own. It was not in the 10 minutes that everyone else described - but we can chalk that up to my "mild handiness". It is strong, sturdy, maybe a little tall, but will be sufficient as a mail box.
Date published: 2014-03-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This thing is a joke. I blame myself, I read the reviews but I was looking for something cheap ju... This thing is a joke. I blame myself, I read the reviews but I was looking for something cheap just incase this thing gets run over again. Well I nailed cheap. Drove the metal post into the ground and tried to add the post on top of it, just like the direction say. Instead of the metal entering the post it went further into the ground. I then added the metal to the post and drove the whole mess into the ground. Its in, its somewhat plumb, it wobbles all over the place. The over quality of the piece of cedar is relatively low. It has some cracks and I don't expect it to last long. I would say you have such better choices, don't waste your time and money unless your looking for a temporary, disposable post that isn't all that steady.
Date published: 2016-11-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Looks good for the price Decent post for the price. But, use caution if purchasing, I could see the same post in another box that had a big, long, crack running down the entire length. The one I purchased looked good with no such flaw. My son put in this post, he did have to pre-drill some holes and it is a tiny bit wobbly but sturdy enough. I didn't pay a lot for the post or mailbox, so I know it won't hold up for a long time. In the end it looks nice and does the job for now.
Date published: 2016-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I purchased this post and I must say it was very easy to install. The only tools neeedd are a sc... I purchased this post and I must say it was very easy to install. The only tools neeedd are a screw driver, sledge hammer (3 lbs is adequate), and goggles. The product comes with everything you need minus the aforementioned and a mailbox. I would definitely recommend this mailbox post to anyone that is not interested in digging holes and pouring concrete.
Date published: 2016-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a great mailbox post! I was able to use my existing metal post that was already in concre... This is a great mailbox post! I was able to use my existing metal post that was already in concrete and just needed to cut it down to 8" high. I did have to drill a larger 1-1/4" hole (existing hole is only 1") at the bottom of the cedar post to accommodate my existing post which was 1" square. Highly recommended!!
Date published: 2016-12-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from OK, The Pole is too short to use without additional modifications The pole needs to be longer or have a better method for installation for my use. The short pole and the short metal stake would soon fall over if used it in the soil in my area. I will have to make modifications in order to make this work at all. It is a nice looking ruff cut cedar pole enough said..
Date published: 2016-10-04
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