|Item Weight||1.6 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||12 x 6 x 1 inches|
|Item model number||7530-10|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Warranty Description||One year limited warranty|
Architectural Mailboxes 4 X 4 Wood Post Adapter
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Top Customer Reviews
I was able to reinforce the mount with 12 inch and 16 inch galvanized steel straps (one on each side of the post--alternating lengths--available for a small cost at the local hardware store). I drilled through the anchor plating to match the strapping and used a 2 inch X 1/4 inch diameter lag screw with washer at slightly different heights and horozontal positions to drive through the overlapping anchor plate and the top of the strap to really secure the whole mounting plate (all holes pre-drilled). The Mailbox is added after the plate is secured so that modification can be done in your shop. Then I anchored the strapping lower down the post at different levels on each side with the same lag screws/washers. Just to be sure I added two inch galvanized deck screws to the part of the base plate that was not covered by the extra strap and at several places along the strap as well. I considered drilling a hole in the bottom of the mailbox centered over the post and drilling a hole down the center of the post for a much longer lag screw (9-12 inches) or a similar diameter spike (I have a 16 inch long 3/8 inch drill bit). I decided against that for now because our community may be changing the location of the mailboxes and providing a mounting platform which would make the mounting plate unnecessary. If the strapping proves to be insufficient to prevent vandalism, I may add that at a later date.
If you're to really worried about someone taking the mailbox off with a chainsaw, get the metal mounting post and sink it in concrete.
(4/1/13) DOWNGRADE REASON: Ours was among several boxes at our rural mail stop vandalized over the weekend. The locking Oasis mailbox, from the same company, held up beautifully. The longer, larger screws I put into the 4x4 held up beautifully. The pressure-treated 4x4 held up beautifully but the adapter RIPPED! The metal is so light, apparently, that the vandals were able to simply rip the mailbox and adapter off the screws. The adapter is still attached to the box but is noticibly bowed; I wouldn't have thought so but it happened. Compare the gauge (thickness) of the metal before you by an adapter.
The item is hard to review as it seems sturdy and well-built and came with the screws needed.
Maybe the flaps that attach the adapter to the post could be longer for more stability.
Seems to work. We have had their Oasis Jr. on there for about 2 months and it hasn't fallen off yet nor has the courier complained.
The beef I have is not the fault of this particular item but, the fault of the manufacturer.
I purchased a large locking mailbox from same mfg. at a local store and the packaging did not indicate that the adapter was needed or was sold separately or that it was only available online. Causing us to have to delay our mail for 2 weeks (more because items were having to be sent back to the sender and re-sent later).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The adapter worked great. I was able to attach my new locked mailbox to the existing post without any trouble. Would heartily recommend.Published on February 27, 2014 by B. Strand
The adaptor was flimsy. Needs thicker steel and longer flanges to attach to 4X4. However it did work ok and is quick.Published on February 17, 2014 by james marino
A must if you plan to install a standard 4 x 4 wood post instead of paying extra for the metal posts. Arrived same time as my mailbox - perfectPublished on February 9, 2014 by DiDo
This worked well to change a standard mailbox to a square one with a lock. We had it installed in about 2 minutes.Published on July 8, 2013 by Military Mommy
This item is of good quality. I used it eve though none was required, however, it gave the mail post more stability. I'm glad I purchased it.Published on June 2, 2013 by Marisela