Veeders Mailbox Installation Instructions
There are four aspects to a long lasting mailbox installation. They are (l) the mailbox, (2) the connection between mailbox and post, (3) the post, and (4) how the post is put in the ground. The Veeders Mailbox fulfills the first two requirements. It is essential that the second two be properly done so the entire installation remains trouble free. A chain is only as strong as it’s weakest link.The Veeders Mailbox should be installed on a 6-foot, 6″ square wood post available from Veeders, or from most home project suppliers throughout the United States (the actual dimension of this lumber is usually 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″). The brackets welded to the bottom of every Veeders Mailbox are exactly 5 1/2 inches apart. It might be necessary to use a carpenter’s plane or rasp to remove wood from the post so the brackets extend their full length on two sides of the post. Special screws are provided to make a secure connection.
If the post is set 2-feet in compacted dirt, sand, or gravel it will be rigid enough to withstand typical vandalism, but if hit by an automobile in an accident situation it is more apt to yield, withstanding more impact than if it were held in place by concrete.