What size are letterboxes?
STEP 1: MEASURE THE OVERALL SIZES OF THE LETTERBOX uPVC letterboxes usually fall into 3 size ranges: 10 inch, 12 inch or 12 inch slimline.
How do I stop rain getting in my letterbox?
If this is the case, you can try sealing your mailbox using Flex Seal, a clear, watertight rubber coating. This product comes in a spray can and you basically just spray it on. The liquid spray seeps into any holes, seams, or cracks and creates a water barrier around your mailbox.
Are all letterboxes standard size?
There are different sizes of letterboxes or letterplates available. In some cases the letter box you have may not be made any more, but in 99% of cases the letterboxes we sell are able to fit your door. Step 1: Remove letterbox, see diagram below. Step 2: Measure size A in the diagram below.
Does water get into mailboxes?
Although they are meant to keep your incoming mail dry and secure, mailboxes sometimes develop leaks. Because they are exposed to the weather at all times, rain water quickly settles inside your mailbox. Repairing a leaking mailbox is much like preventing leaks around windows and doors on your home.
How do I get rid of snails in letterbox?
Use of Coffee-grounds and Egg-shells Crushed eggshells are like broken glass for snails! This method will also help your letterbox to stay snail free and for your mail to be protected. Scatter all the eggshells through your letterbox and you will see that the snails soon disappear.
What is a sleeved letterbox?
The advent of a sleeved letter plate in the design of a replacement upvc letterbox is there for several reasons. Firstly it seals the internal cavity of the door against the ingress of water. Secondly it allows the posting of envelopes and materials much easier.
Why is it called letterboxing?
Etymology. The term refers to the shape of a letter box, a slot in a wall or door through which mail is delivered, being rectangular and wider than it is high.
What are the different types of letterboxing?
The kinds include: Traditional Box. A normal letterbox, hidden and uses clue to find it. These are usually traditional boxes, but these “mystery” boxes have either vague starting areas, no starting areas, no descriptions, no clue – any number of things to make the box extremely hard to find.
How deep does a mailbox post need to be?
24 inches deep
Dig a Post Hole Using a post hole digger, dig a hole at the marked spot deep enough so that the height of your mailbox is about 42 inches above the surface. You should not dig more than 24 inches deep. Tip: It’s always smart to call 811 before digging for any project to avoid hitting underground utilities.
Why are some letter boxes at the bottom of the door?
Why is the position of the letterbox important? The postman/woman – placing the letterbox at the bottom of the door means your postie will have to bend down a fair way to give you your post.