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  1. #1
    Andy Guest

    Default OT: The final nail in the mailbox coffin!

    OT: The final nail in the mailbox coffin!

    Sunday, the SOBs!!! baseball batted the mailbox off the post!!!

    I stood it door end up next to the post with the door open.

    Mailman actually got out of his truck, dropped today's mail into it and
    closed the door! LOL!

    I'm returning the replacement mailbox I bought and going to get a
    plastic one.

    Filed another police report.

    DAMMIT!

    Andy

  2. #2
    Tom Biasi Guest

    Default Re: The final nail in the mailbox coffin!


    "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]..
    > OT: The final nail in the mailbox coffin!
    >
    > Sunday, the SOBs!!! baseball batted the mailbox off the post!!!
    >
    > I stood it door end up next to the post with the door open.
    >
    > Mailman actually got out of his truck, dropped today's mail into it and
    > closed the door! LOL!
    >
    > I'm returning the replacement mailbox I bought and going to get a
    > plastic one.
    >
    > Filed another police report.
    >
    > DAMMIT!
    >
    > Andy

    Set up a camera that takes license plate when mailbox struck. I got one like
    that and it all stopped when the police showed up at the owners door.
    Tom



  3. #3
    Chemo the Clown Guest

    Default Re: OT: The final nail in the mailbox coffin!

    On Oct 26, 12:15*pm, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:
    > OT: The final nail in the mailbox coffin!
    >
    > Sunday, the SOBs!!! baseball batted the mailbox off the post!!!
    >
    > I stood it door end up next to the post with the door open.
    >
    > Mailman actually got out of his truck, dropped today's mail into it and
    > closed the door! LOL!
    >
    > I'm returning the replacement mailbox I bought and going to get a
    > plastic one.
    >
    > Filed another police report.
    >
    > DAMMIT!
    >
    > Andy


    I told you to buy an indestructable one but did you listen?
    Nooooooooooooooooooo..........

  4. #4
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: The final nail in the mailbox coffin!

    "Tom Biasi" <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:4ae5fbc0$0$31264$[email protected]:

    >
    > "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> OT: The final nail in the mailbox coffin!
    >>
    >> Sunday, the SOBs!!! baseball batted the mailbox off the post!!!
    >>
    >> I stood it door end up next to the post with the door open.
    >>
    >> Mailman actually got out of his truck, dropped today's mail into it
    >> and closed the door! LOL!
    >>
    >> I'm returning the replacement mailbox I bought and going to get a
    >> plastic one.
    >>
    >> Filed another police report.
    >>
    >> DAMMIT!
    >>
    >> Andy

    > Set up a camera that takes license plate when mailbox struck. I got
    > one like that and it all stopped when the police showed up at the
    > owners door. Tom



    I did think about that as a solution! I just can't live like something
    might go wrong... go wrong... go wrong...



    Best,

    Andy

  5. #5
    poop on toast Guest

    Default Re: OT: The final nail in the mailbox coffin!

    On Oct 26, 2:15*pm, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:
    > OT: The final nail in the mailbox coffin!
    >
    > Sunday, the SOBs!!! baseball batted the mailbox off the post!!!
    >
    > I stood it door end up next to the post with the door open.
    >
    > Mailman actually got out of his truck, dropped today's mail into it and
    > closed the door! LOL!
    >
    > I'm returning the replacement mailbox I bought and going to get a
    > plastic one.
    >
    > Filed another police report.
    >
    > DAMMIT!


    ahhhh yes halloween time shenanigans......

  6. #6
    Zeppo Guest

    Default Re: OT: The final nail in the mailbox coffin!



    "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]..
    > OT: The final nail in the mailbox coffin!
    >
    > Sunday, the SOBs!!! baseball batted the mailbox off the post!!!
    >
    > I stood it door end up next to the post with the door open.
    >
    > Mailman actually got out of his truck, dropped today's mail into it and
    > closed the door! LOL!
    >
    > I'm returning the replacement mailbox I bought and going to get a
    > plastic one.
    >
    > Filed another police report.
    >
    > DAMMIT!
    >
    > Andy


    This is one of those situations where you have to decide how much you want
    to spend in time, money and aggravation.

    I spent a couple of months building stronger and stronger mailbox/post
    combos. The final was a mailbox built out of $100 worth of 1/4" plate steel
    welded to a thick steel pipe set in 24" of reinforced concrete. That worked
    great for a while until the M80 the kid put in there sent the door of the
    mailbox through my neighbor's fender.

    At that point I yielded and went back to a cheap plastic mailbox. The kid
    must have either graduated or went to jail 'cause it stopped 2 months later.
    I actually chased the kids through the neighborhood one time at about 70 mph
    'til I came to my senses (like, who they would blame if the kid rammed a
    tree and died).

    It was slightly less frustrating than trying to stop the squirrels from
    eating seed from the bird feeder.

    Jon


  7. #7
    Old Harley Rider Guest

    Default Re: OT: The final nail in the mailbox coffin!



    Andy wrote:
    > OT: The final nail in the mailbox coffin!
    >
    > Sunday, the SOBs!!! baseball batted the mailbox off the post!!!
    >
    > I stood it door end up next to the post with the door open.
    >
    > Mailman actually got out of his truck, dropped today's mail into it and
    > closed the door! LOL!
    >
    > I'm returning the replacement mailbox I bought and going to get a
    > plastic one.
    >
    > Filed another police report.
    >
    > DAMMIT!
    >
    > Andy


    I bought a Lorex system from Home Depot, four cameras and a monitor.
    I put the cameras on each corner of the house, all the crap; in my
    neighborhood stopped. Make sure you put up warning signs. The system
    was less than $200.00 I should have done it sooner.

  8. #8
    Jean B. Guest

    Default Re: OT: The final nail in the mailbox coffin!

    Zeppo wrote:
    >
    >
    > "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> OT: The final nail in the mailbox coffin!
    >>
    >> Sunday, the SOBs!!! baseball batted the mailbox off the post!!!
    >>
    >> I stood it door end up next to the post with the door open.
    >>
    >> Mailman actually got out of his truck, dropped today's mail into it and
    >> closed the door! LOL!
    >>
    >> I'm returning the replacement mailbox I bought and going to get a
    >> plastic one.
    >>
    >> Filed another police report.
    >>
    >> DAMMIT!
    >>
    >> Andy

    >
    > This is one of those situations where you have to decide how much you
    > want to spend in time, money and aggravation.
    >
    > I spent a couple of months building stronger and stronger mailbox/post
    > combos. The final was a mailbox built out of $100 worth of 1/4" plate
    > steel welded to a thick steel pipe set in 24" of reinforced concrete.
    > That worked great for a while until the M80 the kid put in there sent
    > the door of the mailbox through my neighbor's fender.
    >
    > At that point I yielded and went back to a cheap plastic mailbox. The
    > kid must have either graduated or went to jail 'cause it stopped 2
    > months later. I actually chased the kids through the neighborhood one
    > time at about 70 mph 'til I came to my senses (like, who they would
    > blame if the kid rammed a tree and died).
    >
    > It was slightly less frustrating than trying to stop the squirrels from
    > eating seed from the bird feeder.
    >
    > Jon


    Ah yes. My mailbox has been hit a number of times. I did lots of
    research on indestructible mailboxes, but the police told me to
    get the rubber one. We put that on a steel pipe in concrete, as
    you described. That would have worked fine, but the man across
    the street backed one of the big town trucks into it, kind-of
    uprooting the cement, and turning the whole thing around a bit.
    BUT the mailbox itself has withstood several attacks.

    I'd love to have a really nice mailbox, but it seems like a bad idea.

    --
    Jean B.

  9. #9
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: OT: The final nail in the mailbox coffin!

    "Jean B." <[email protected]> wrote in news:7kmga7F385kovU5
    @mid.individual.net:

    > Zeppo wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >> "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]..
    >>> OT: The final nail in the mailbox coffin!
    >>>
    >>> Sunday, the SOBs!!! baseball batted the mailbox off the post!!!
    >>>
    >>> I stood it door end up next to the post with the door open.
    >>>
    >>> Mailman actually got out of his truck, dropped today's mail into it

    and
    >>> closed the door! LOL!
    >>>
    >>> I'm returning the replacement mailbox I bought and going to get a
    >>> plastic one.
    >>>
    >>> Filed another police report.
    >>>
    >>> DAMMIT!
    >>>
    >>> Andy

    >>
    >> This is one of those situations where you have to decide how much you
    >> want to spend in time, money and aggravation.
    >>
    >> I spent a couple of months building stronger and stronger

    mailbox/post
    >> combos. The final was a mailbox built out of $100 worth of 1/4" plate
    >> steel welded to a thick steel pipe set in 24" of reinforced concrete.
    >> That worked great for a while until the M80 the kid put in there sent
    >> the door of the mailbox through my neighbor's fender.
    >>
    >> At that point I yielded and went back to a cheap plastic mailbox. The
    >> kid must have either graduated or went to jail 'cause it stopped 2
    >> months later. I actually chased the kids through the neighborhood one
    >> time at about 70 mph 'til I came to my senses (like, who they would
    >> blame if the kid rammed a tree and died).
    >>
    >> It was slightly less frustrating than trying to stop the squirrels

    from
    >> eating seed from the bird feeder.
    >>
    >> Jon

    >
    > Ah yes. My mailbox has been hit a number of times. I did lots of
    > research on indestructible mailboxes, but the police told me to
    > get the rubber one. We put that on a steel pipe in concrete, as
    > you described. That would have worked fine, but the man across
    > the street backed one of the big town trucks into it, kind-of
    > uprooting the cement, and turning the whole thing around a bit.
    > BUT the mailbox itself has withstood several attacks.
    >
    > I'd love to have a really nice mailbox, but it seems like a bad idea.
    >



    I want one of those inflatable Popeye punch and rebound mailboxes. Like
    when I was knee high to a grasshopper and could put up a fair fight!
    <VBG>

    Andy

  10. #10
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: OT: The final nail in the mailbox coffin!

    On Mon, 26 Oct 2009 14:15:38 -0500, Andy wrote:

    > I'm returning the replacement mailbox I bought and going to get a
    > plastic one.


    And I'll beat the **** out of that one, too!

    -sw

  11. #11
    Felice Guest

    Default Re: OT: The final nail in the mailbox coffin!


    "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:1fqdewlatxmu1$.[email protected]..
    > On Mon, 26 Oct 2009 14:15:38 -0500, Andy wrote:
    >
    >> I'm returning the replacement mailbox I bought and going to get a
    >> plastic one.

    >
    > And I'll beat the **** out of that one, too!
    >
    > -sw


    Chortle.

    Felice



  12. #12
    Bob Muncie Guest

    Default Re: OT: The final nail in the mailbox coffin!

    Andy wrote:
    > OT: The final nail in the mailbox coffin!
    >
    > Sunday, the SOBs!!! baseball batted the mailbox off the post!!!
    >
    > I stood it door end up next to the post with the door open.
    >
    > Mailman actually got out of his truck, dropped today's mail into it and
    > closed the door! LOL!
    >
    > I'm returning the replacement mailbox I bought and going to get a
    > plastic one.
    >
    > Filed another police report.
    >
    > DAMMIT!
    >
    > Andy


    Andy - When you pick out the new one, make sure it's the two piece
    plastic one (the box slides onto the plastic post section and only a
    single screw holds it from sliding. If you get the one piece and they
    "bat" it, they won't stop until it's down. If you get the two piece and
    they bat it, the box with come off, but the post and the underneath 4x4
    will still be in place.

    In the twenty years I've been in this rural house (where I can't see the
    mailbox), I've been batted by teens at least three times, and the county
    snow plow knocked it down once. Until I replaced the one piece with a
    two piece, I had to replace everything to include digging, 4x4, box, and
    labor.

    Last two times, slide the box back on, and put in a new screw, and all
    is fixed. Lessons learned living rurally that no one tells you.

    I bought mine at Home Depot and it was made by Rubbermaid. I bought the
    model with the newspaper slot under the box so I don't have to deal with
    a separate newspaper box/post.

    Bob

  13. #13
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: OT: The final nail in the mailbox coffin!

    Bob Muncie <[email protected]> wrote in news:hc57me$g0q$1@news.eternal-
    september.org:

    > I bought mine at Home Depot and it was made by Rubbermaid. I bought the
    > model with the newspaper slot under the box so I don't have to deal with
    > a separate newspaper box/post.



    Bob,

    I'll look for Rubbermaid if it's sold at the Home Depot store in town!

    The plastic ones I saw were extremely attached together, mailbox and post.

    Thanks for the FYI!

    Best,

    Andy

  14. #14
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: OT: The final nail in the mailbox coffin!

    On Mon 26 Oct 2009 01:49:20p, Jean B. told us...

    > Zeppo wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >> "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]..
    >>> OT: The final nail in the mailbox coffin!
    >>>
    >>> Sunday, the SOBs!!! baseball batted the mailbox off the post!!!
    >>>
    >>> I stood it door end up next to the post with the door open.
    >>>
    >>> Mailman actually got out of his truck, dropped today's mail into it and
    >>> closed the door! LOL!
    >>>
    >>> I'm returning the replacement mailbox I bought and going to get a
    >>> plastic one.
    >>>
    >>> Filed another police report.
    >>>
    >>> DAMMIT!
    >>>
    >>> Andy

    >>
    >> This is one of those situations where you have to decide how much you
    >> want to spend in time, money and aggravation.
    >>
    >> I spent a couple of months building stronger and stronger mailbox/post
    >> combos. The final was a mailbox built out of $100 worth of 1/4" plate
    >> steel welded to a thick steel pipe set in 24" of reinforced concrete.
    >> That worked great for a while until the M80 the kid put in there sent
    >> the door of the mailbox through my neighbor's fender.
    >>
    >> At that point I yielded and went back to a cheap plastic mailbox. The
    >> kid must have either graduated or went to jail 'cause it stopped 2
    >> months later. I actually chased the kids through the neighborhood one
    >> time at about 70 mph 'til I came to my senses (like, who they would
    >> blame if the kid rammed a tree and died).
    >>
    >> It was slightly less frustrating than trying to stop the squirrels from
    >> eating seed from the bird feeder.
    >>
    >> Jon

    >
    > Ah yes. My mailbox has been hit a number of times. I did lots of
    > research on indestructible mailboxes, but the police told me to
    > get the rubber one. We put that on a steel pipe in concrete, as
    > you described. That would have worked fine, but the man across
    > the street backed one of the big town trucks into it, kind-of
    > uprooting the cement, and turning the whole thing around a bit.
    > BUT the mailbox itself has withstood several attacks.
    >
    > I'd love to have a really nice mailbox, but it seems like a bad idea.
    >


    When we moved to our current house it was obvious that the mailbox that was
    there had been hit many times and the post was sitting at an odd angle. We
    also noticed that our cable pedastal had been knocked over more than once
    and was still out of kilter. (Our lot had been vacant for several years
    prior to our purchasing it and building a house.)

    After our first few weeks there it became apparent that this wasn't
    vandalism, but negligence by our neighbor across the street. They owned
    two large trucks in addition to cars and were very careless when backing
    out.

    I was in our front yard one day when the husband once again hit the cable
    pedastal. I got to his truck before he took off and confronted him. He
    said, yeah, it happens. I said that I supposed it was also he who hit our
    mailbox. He said, yeah, a few times. I told him I was installing a new
    mailbox and post, and calling the cable company to have them repair the
    pedastal, and that I'd better not see this happen again or I would call the
    sherrif's department. He didn't say a word, but roared off in his truck.
    It's been 3 years now, and nothing else has been damaged.

    Neighbors on either side of us have had similar problems with this family.

    --

    ~~ If there's a nit to pick, some nitwit will pick it. ~~

    ~~ A mind is a terrible thing to lose. ~~

    ************************************************** ********

    Wayne Boatwright


  15. #15
    Bob Muncie Guest

    Default Re: OT: The final nail in the mailbox coffin!

    Andy wrote:
    > Bob Muncie <[email protected]> wrote in news:hc57me$g0q$1@news.eternal-
    > september.org:
    >
    >> I bought mine at Home Depot and it was made by Rubbermaid. I bought the
    >> model with the newspaper slot under the box so I don't have to deal with
    >> a separate newspaper box/post.

    >
    >
    > Bob,
    >
    > I'll look for Rubbermaid if it's sold at the Home Depot store in town!
    >
    > The plastic ones I saw were extremely attached together, mailbox and post.
    >
    > Thanks for the FYI!
    >
    > Best,
    >
    > Andy


    My mistake... Rubbermaid was the one I bought just before that, and was
    battered beyond use with the 4x4 snapped off at the base (I used
    concrete). And the kids are determined. The one piece Rubbermaid is more
    of a challenge, but once it's down, it's no longer usable.

    Here is the URL to the Home Depot catalog for the same one I bought
    last, model and color: http://tinyurl.com/yhpvzgo

    The mail box attaches to the newspaper section with six good sized
    screws, than that slides onto the rail on the top of the post. One screw
    keeps the box/newspaper compartment from further sliding. Than there are
    four large screws to attach the post section to the buried 4x4.

    Bob

  16. #16
    Jean B. Guest

    Default Re: OT: The final nail in the mailbox coffin!

    Wayne Boatwright wrote:
    > On Mon 26 Oct 2009 01:49:20p, Jean B. told us...
    >
    >> Zeppo wrote:
    >>>
    >>> "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>> news:[email protected]..
    >>>> OT: The final nail in the mailbox coffin!
    >>>>
    >>>> Sunday, the SOBs!!! baseball batted the mailbox off the post!!!
    >>>>
    >>>> I stood it door end up next to the post with the door open.
    >>>>
    >>>> Mailman actually got out of his truck, dropped today's mail into it and
    >>>> closed the door! LOL!
    >>>>
    >>>> I'm returning the replacement mailbox I bought and going to get a
    >>>> plastic one.
    >>>>
    >>>> Filed another police report.
    >>>>
    >>>> DAMMIT!
    >>>>
    >>>> Andy
    >>> This is one of those situations where you have to decide how much you
    >>> want to spend in time, money and aggravation.
    >>>
    >>> I spent a couple of months building stronger and stronger mailbox/post
    >>> combos. The final was a mailbox built out of $100 worth of 1/4" plate
    >>> steel welded to a thick steel pipe set in 24" of reinforced concrete.
    >>> That worked great for a while until the M80 the kid put in there sent
    >>> the door of the mailbox through my neighbor's fender.
    >>>
    >>> At that point I yielded and went back to a cheap plastic mailbox. The
    >>> kid must have either graduated or went to jail 'cause it stopped 2
    >>> months later. I actually chased the kids through the neighborhood one
    >>> time at about 70 mph 'til I came to my senses (like, who they would
    >>> blame if the kid rammed a tree and died).
    >>>
    >>> It was slightly less frustrating than trying to stop the squirrels from
    >>> eating seed from the bird feeder.
    >>>
    >>> Jon

    >> Ah yes. My mailbox has been hit a number of times. I did lots of
    >> research on indestructible mailboxes, but the police told me to
    >> get the rubber one. We put that on a steel pipe in concrete, as
    >> you described. That would have worked fine, but the man across
    >> the street backed one of the big town trucks into it, kind-of
    >> uprooting the cement, and turning the whole thing around a bit.
    >> BUT the mailbox itself has withstood several attacks.
    >>
    >> I'd love to have a really nice mailbox, but it seems like a bad idea.
    >>

    >
    > When we moved to our current house it was obvious that the mailbox that was
    > there had been hit many times and the post was sitting at an odd angle. We
    > also noticed that our cable pedastal had been knocked over more than once
    > and was still out of kilter. (Our lot had been vacant for several years
    > prior to our purchasing it and building a house.)
    >
    > After our first few weeks there it became apparent that this wasn't
    > vandalism, but negligence by our neighbor across the street. They owned
    > two large trucks in addition to cars and were very careless when backing
    > out.
    >
    > I was in our front yard one day when the husband once again hit the cable
    > pedastal. I got to his truck before he took off and confronted him. He
    > said, yeah, it happens. I said that I supposed it was also he who hit our
    > mailbox. He said, yeah, a few times. I told him I was installing a new
    > mailbox and post, and calling the cable company to have them repair the
    > pedastal, and that I'd better not see this happen again or I would call the
    > sherrif's department. He didn't say a word, but roared off in his truck.
    > It's been 3 years now, and nothing else has been damaged.
    >
    > Neighbors on either side of us have had similar problems with this family.
    >

    Sigh. The man across the street is very nice--now plows our
    driveway. (He works for the town.) I heard him hit the mailbox
    the first time. Figured he was barely functional after being out
    plowing the roads most of the night. I didn't want to make a big
    thing of it.

    --
    Jean B.

  17. #17
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: OT: The final nail in the mailbox coffin!

    On Mon 26 Oct 2009 05:07:01p, Jean B. told us...

    > Wayne Boatwright wrote:
    >> On Mon 26 Oct 2009 01:49:20p, Jean B. told us...
    >>
    >>> Zeppo wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>> "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>>> news:[email protected]..
    >>>>> OT: The final nail in the mailbox coffin!
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Sunday, the SOBs!!! baseball batted the mailbox off the post!!!
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I stood it door end up next to the post with the door open.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Mailman actually got out of his truck, dropped today's mail into it
    >>>>> and closed the door! LOL!
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I'm returning the replacement mailbox I bought and going to get a
    >>>>> plastic one.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Filed another police report.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> DAMMIT!
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Andy
    >>>> This is one of those situations where you have to decide how much you
    >>>> want to spend in time, money and aggravation.
    >>>>
    >>>> I spent a couple of months building stronger and stronger
    >>>> mailbox/post combos. The final was a mailbox built out of $100 worth
    >>>> of 1/4" plate steel welded to a thick steel pipe set in 24" of
    >>>> reinforced concrete. That worked great for a while until the M80 the
    >>>> kid put in there sent the door of the mailbox through my neighbor's
    >>>> fender.
    >>>>
    >>>> At that point I yielded and went back to a cheap plastic mailbox. The
    >>>> kid must have either graduated or went to jail 'cause it stopped 2
    >>>> months later. I actually chased the kids through the neighborhood one
    >>>> time at about 70 mph 'til I came to my senses (like, who they would
    >>>> blame if the kid rammed a tree and died).
    >>>>
    >>>> It was slightly less frustrating than trying to stop the squirrels
    >>>> from eating seed from the bird feeder.
    >>>>
    >>>> Jon
    >>> Ah yes. My mailbox has been hit a number of times. I did lots of
    >>> research on indestructible mailboxes, but the police told me to
    >>> get the rubber one. We put that on a steel pipe in concrete, as
    >>> you described. That would have worked fine, but the man across
    >>> the street backed one of the big town trucks into it, kind-of
    >>> uprooting the cement, and turning the whole thing around a bit.
    >>> BUT the mailbox itself has withstood several attacks.
    >>>
    >>> I'd love to have a really nice mailbox, but it seems like a bad idea.
    >>>

    >>
    >> When we moved to our current house it was obvious that the mailbox that
    >> was there had been hit many times and the post was sitting at an odd
    >> angle. We also noticed that our cable pedastal had been knocked over
    >> more than once and was still out of kilter. (Our lot had been vacant
    >> for several years prior to our purchasing it and building a house.)
    >>
    >> After our first few weeks there it became apparent that this wasn't
    >> vandalism, but negligence by our neighbor across the street. They
    >> owned two large trucks in addition to cars and were very careless when
    >> backing out.
    >>
    >> I was in our front yard one day when the husband once again hit the
    >> cable pedastal. I got to his truck before he took off and confronted
    >> him. He said, yeah, it happens. I said that I supposed it was also he
    >> who hit our mailbox. He said, yeah, a few times. I told him I was
    >> installing a new mailbox and post, and calling the cable company to
    >> have them repair the pedastal, and that I'd better not see this happen
    >> again or I would call the sherrif's department. He didn't say a word,
    >> but roared off in his truck. It's been 3 years now, and nothing else
    >> has been damaged.
    >>
    >> Neighbors on either side of us have had similar problems with this
    >> family.
    >>

    > Sigh. The man across the street is very nice--now plows our
    > driveway. (He works for the town.) I heard him hit the mailbox
    > the first time. Figured he was barely functional after being out
    > plowing the roads most of the night. I didn't want to make a big
    > thing of it.
    >


    That I can understand. My neighbor had no such excuse. He and his
    extended family who occupy the two houses next to him are somewhat
    notorious in the neighborhood, and veritable loose cannons. Pardon my
    being judgmental, but they are nothing short of white trash. That opinion
    is shared by many on the street. Had we known this before buying the
    property, I doubt that we would have, as they are here to stay.

    --

    ~~ If there's a nit to pick, some nitwit will pick it. ~~

    ~~ A mind is a terrible thing to lose. ~~

    ************************************************** ********

    Wayne Boatwright


  18. #18
    George Leppla Guest

    Default Re: OT: The final nail in the mailbox coffin!

    Bob Muncie wrote:
    > Andy wrote:
    >> Bob Muncie <[email protected]> wrote in
    >> news:hc57me$g0q$1@news.eternal-
    >> september.org:
    >>
    >>> I bought mine at Home Depot and it was made by Rubbermaid. I bought
    >>> the model with the newspaper slot under the box so I don't have to
    >>> deal with a separate newspaper box/post.

    >>
    >>
    >> Bob,
    >>
    >> I'll look for Rubbermaid if it's sold at the Home Depot store in town!
    >>
    >> The plastic ones I saw were extremely attached together, mailbox and
    >> post.
    >>
    >> Thanks for the FYI!
    >>
    >> Best,
    >>
    >> Andy

    >
    > My mistake... Rubbermaid was the one I bought just before that, and was
    > battered beyond use with the 4x4 snapped off at the base (I used
    > concrete). And the kids are determined. The one piece Rubbermaid is more
    > of a challenge, but once it's down, it's no longer usable.
    >
    > Here is the URL to the Home Depot catalog for the same one I bought
    > last, model and color: http://tinyurl.com/yhpvzgo
    >
    > The mail box attaches to the newspaper section with six good sized
    > screws, than that slides onto the rail on the top of the post. One screw
    > keeps the box/newspaper compartment from further sliding. Than there are
    > four large screws to attach the post section to the buried 4x4.
    >
    > Bob


    Down here in this part of the country, many of the mailboxes are made of
    brick like these:

    http://www.mailboxespdq.com/index_fi...nstruction.htm or
    http://www.beautifulbrickmailboxes.com/

    When I moved here I thought they were kind of clunky looking, but they
    match the brickwork on most houses and now I think a regular mailbox
    looks out of place. One thing for sure, we seldom hear of anyone taking
    a ball bat to one of these. <vbg>

    --
    George L


  19. #19
    atec 7 7 Guest

    Default Re: OT: The final nail in the mailbox coffin!

    Wayne Boatwright wrote:
    > On Mon 26 Oct 2009 05:07:01p, Jean B. told us...
    >
    >> Wayne Boatwright wrote:
    >>> On Mon 26 Oct 2009 01:49:20p, Jean B. told us...
    >>>
    >>>> Zeppo wrote:
    >>>>> "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:[email protected]..
    >>>>>> OT: The final nail in the mailbox coffin!
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Sunday, the SOBs!!! baseball batted the mailbox off the post!!!
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> I stood it door end up next to the post with the door open.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Mailman actually got out of his truck, dropped today's mail into it
    >>>>>> and closed the door! LOL!
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> I'm returning the replacement mailbox I bought and going to get a
    >>>>>> plastic one.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Filed another police report.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> DAMMIT!
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Andy
    >>>>> This is one of those situations where you have to decide how much you
    >>>>> want to spend in time, money and aggravation.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I spent a couple of months building stronger and stronger
    >>>>> mailbox/post combos. The final was a mailbox built out of $100 worth
    >>>>> of 1/4" plate steel welded to a thick steel pipe set in 24" of
    >>>>> reinforced concrete. That worked great for a while until the M80 the
    >>>>> kid put in there sent the door of the mailbox through my neighbor's
    >>>>> fender.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> At that point I yielded and went back to a cheap plastic mailbox. The
    >>>>> kid must have either graduated or went to jail 'cause it stopped 2
    >>>>> months later. I actually chased the kids through the neighborhood one
    >>>>> time at about 70 mph 'til I came to my senses (like, who they would
    >>>>> blame if the kid rammed a tree and died).
    >>>>>
    >>>>> It was slightly less frustrating than trying to stop the squirrels
    >>>>> from eating seed from the bird feeder.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Jon
    >>>> Ah yes. My mailbox has been hit a number of times. I did lots of
    >>>> research on indestructible mailboxes, but the police told me to
    >>>> get the rubber one. We put that on a steel pipe in concrete, as
    >>>> you described. That would have worked fine, but the man across
    >>>> the street backed one of the big town trucks into it, kind-of
    >>>> uprooting the cement, and turning the whole thing around a bit.
    >>>> BUT the mailbox itself has withstood several attacks.
    >>>>
    >>>> I'd love to have a really nice mailbox, but it seems like a bad idea.
    >>>>
    >>> When we moved to our current house it was obvious that the mailbox that
    >>> was there had been hit many times and the post was sitting at an odd
    >>> angle. We also noticed that our cable pedastal had been knocked over
    >>> more than once and was still out of kilter. (Our lot had been vacant
    >>> for several years prior to our purchasing it and building a house.)
    >>>
    >>> After our first few weeks there it became apparent that this wasn't
    >>> vandalism, but negligence by our neighbor across the street. They
    >>> owned two large trucks in addition to cars and were very careless when
    >>> backing out.
    >>>
    >>> I was in our front yard one day when the husband once again hit the
    >>> cable pedastal. I got to his truck before he took off and confronted
    >>> him. He said, yeah, it happens. I said that I supposed it was also he
    >>> who hit our mailbox. He said, yeah, a few times. I told him I was
    >>> installing a new mailbox and post, and calling the cable company to
    >>> have them repair the pedastal, and that I'd better not see this happen
    >>> again or I would call the sherrif's department. He didn't say a word,
    >>> but roared off in his truck. It's been 3 years now, and nothing else
    >>> has been damaged.
    >>>
    >>> Neighbors on either side of us have had similar problems with this
    >>> family.
    >>>

    >> Sigh. The man across the street is very nice--now plows our
    >> driveway. (He works for the town.) I heard him hit the mailbox
    >> the first time. Figured he was barely functional after being out
    >> plowing the roads most of the night. I didn't want to make a big
    >> thing of it.
    >>

    >
    > That I can understand. My neighbor had no such excuse. He and his
    > extended family who occupy the two houses next to him are somewhat
    > notorious in the neighborhood, and veritable loose cannons. Pardon my
    > being judgmental, but they are nothing short of white trash. That opinion
    > is shared by many on the street. Had we known this before buying the
    > property, I doubt that we would have, as they are here to stay.
    >

    Unless they get drug raided and fire arm raided a few times// \
    not that I am suggesting calling from a public phone

  20. #20
    SCP Guest

    Default Re: OT: The final nail in the mailbox coffin!

    On Mon, 26 Oct 2009 20:07:01 -0400, "Jean B." <[email protected]> wrote:

    -->Sigh. The man across the street is very nice--now plows our
    -->driveway. (He works for the town.) I heard him hit the mailbox
    -->the first time. Figured he was barely functional after being out
    -->plowing the roads most of the night. I didn't want to make a big
    -->thing of it.

    To bad you all can't setup a small camera and tape these vandals, then turn the
    tape over to the sherriff. I beleive the damage would stop quickly, and if
    retribution happened I'd suspect the sherriff would know where to look.

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