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Cedar Drive-In Mailbox Post Kit

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

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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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on this product, are any additional items needed or is everything there?

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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 there any way to keep this from being wobbly?

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April 25, 2016
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Thank you for your interest in our product. Place in cement will give it more support
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Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 54 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by 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. August 7, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by 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. July 30, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Overall good purchase. The post was easy to install with no real hiccups. August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great product for the cost This was as I expected, feel like it's priced accordingly. Love the smell of cedar! August 9, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Total trash I should have returned this as soon as I opened the box and saw how poorly finished it was. Made the mistake of trying to install itit the cheap wood splintered, nothing came close to fitting correctly and the metal stake could not support the post even before the mailbox was on it! Spend a little more and avoid this cheap mess. Way below what I expect from a product sold at Home Depot. July 9, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Adequate Pros: $30, didn't have to dig a hole. Cons: super wobbly. Also worth spending money on a sledge if you dont have one, because it's work to install with a finishing hammer. July 24, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by A bit misleading! This product has to be the worst product I have ever purchased from Home Depot, The screws provided were aluminum instead of stainless steel, the heads promptly snapped off when tightening them down and they were way to short for their intended application. The support board was made from CHEAP pressure treated wood that split when trying to install it and the cross member although made from cedar was of low quality....obviously poor QC. Instead of returning it I made the necessary modifications and installed it, It was also very hard to keep it at a vertical level when pounding it into the ground.....the spike needs to be redesigned. For the price I would have expected a far better product....DO NOT BUY this "mailbox post"!! May 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Purchase I live in town and really don't need a mailbox post out front but my cat tore up my mail when it came through the mail slot in my front door, so I purchased this as a solution. Very easy to install. I used a sledge hammer to pound in the metal post, just be sure it is level in both directions. I dug out around the stake a couple inches so that when I pounded in the cedar post, it would be a couple inches below ground level to help secure it. It isn't wobbly at all.....of course not as solid as cement would be, but sufficient for my purposes. Just be sure the post is level both front to back and side to side. I almost forgot to measure both ways, but I wasn't too far off and it looks great. The post comes with a pine mounting board about 3/4 inch thick. I did predrill all the holes first. You definitely want to on the mounting board because it is so thin. I bought a small Gibraltar mailbox, black steel to mount, and it fit the mounting board perfectly. I wasn't sure it came with the mounting board, so I was very pleased to see it in the box with the post. It mounts to the cedar crossbar with four stainless steel screws that were included. The crossbar attaches to the post with two longer 2 1/2 inch stainless steel screws. Also four screws were included to use to mount the mailbox to the mounting board. All in all, a great setup for the price. Got the post kit and mailbox for $50 and some change. April 15, 2015
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