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Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by Leo2413, 13th May, 2016.

  1. Leo2413

    Leo2413 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    HI guys,

    With this letterbox, if you weren't able to fix the base onto anything so it will be just freestanding on the ground, how would you fasten it to the ground? Dig a hole, put a brick base then cement the letterbox on top kinda thing..?

    Thanks in advance.


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  2. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    It fits into a brick fence.

    This works for me:

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    omg that's insane.. lol I can imagine the tenants moving in if I did that....:)

    Mate there is no brick fence for it to fit into..
     
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    Id say yes to what you propose. Something very close anything. A bag of rapid set concrete will sort it out

    Just to bump up your bill a bit more. ...:D
    Why not do a custom letter box with the sample panels you showed us in the other thread? ;)
    Custom doesn't need to mean expensive. A few cases should make it happen ;)
     
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  6. Leo2413

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    @bob shovel Actually we were thinking to get a custom letterbox done by the bricklayer and use the same tile cladding as the blade on the letterbox to match. But then I came across these ones and they are just as nice and cheaper to install really. So why waste extra money me thinks as it wont increase the valuation/rent any more..
     
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    They are actually not too bad:

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    True! I thought they look very similar, if not close enough go the contrast dark one
     
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  9. York

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    Easy Leo. You need a basic footing. Like Bob said. Dig a hole throw in a bag of quick set concrete. Let it dry. Then use an adhesive to fix it to the base. Materials will cost under $50. The only other tool you will need is a level to make sure the footing is right. Heck, me and @bob shovel will even do it for you. ;) for a slab of cold ones.
     
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    Thanks mate, I totally forgot you are quite the garden guru! :cool: Very nice offer to do it for me mate..appreciate it but I am trying to force myself to be a little more 'handy'...so I might try this easy project on my own.....hopefully I wont screw it up! :D
     
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    That's exactly what I did for my PPOR turned IP. Not the best picture, but after I built the retaining wall I placed it on edge. Postman was happy because it was level with him. I also painted it the same as the pillars. unnamed.jpg
     
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    It's 6' under the grass.
     
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    When I do my junk mail run I hate those letter boxes with that spring loaded trap door type flap. I tend to get my fingers caught in it.

    The best letter boxes are the ones with an uninterrupted opening, can fit A4 sized paper, about 1 metre off the ground and not placed behind a fence.

    With Leos letter box I reckon it can be bolted down on a slab of conrete or the driveway on your property. Just make sure it doesn't topple over.

    And with that spring loaded trap flap you can expect to find junk mail hanging out (or even your own personal mail.
     
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    Just bury the bottom 3 inches. :D
     
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    Thanks for al the feedback guys - I take your suggestions and run with it. Will post photos when done.
     
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