Mail Slot thru wall

pearlchowNovember 4, 2007

I want to install a mail slot thru an exterior wall rather than thru the front door.

However, I'm having a hard time finding a sleeve or wall liner that is deep enough to cover up the exposed cut-out. Since we have stucco, I'm thinking our wall thickness is around 6".

I found one site that carries wall liners from 4" to 8" deep, but the opening size is too big for the mail slot I like.

Any ideas where to shop online? Or alternative ways to cover up the exposed walls?

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Jon1270

Why not make something from wood?

    Bookmark   November 4, 2007 at 4:23AM
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chisue

Whenever I see something about through-the-wall mail slots I remember when our neighborhood's "bad seed kid" disconnected our next-door neighbor's hose from its sprinkler and stuck the hose into their mail slot. Or the Halloween that some jerk pushed dog poop into ours.

    Bookmark   November 4, 2007 at 3:21PM
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heimert

jon1270 is on the right track. Why not get your mail slot, then build a box out of some 1/4 or 1/2" birch or other decent wood. Cut a hole into which you can fit that box and nail it into a stud on one side. Then insert the inner and outer mail slots over that. It will be smooth enough for mail to slide in.

    Bookmark   November 6, 2007 at 3:27PM
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scott2006

I took my mail slot out. Too cold in the winter.

I got a nice big locking mail box, outside the front door.

Works great.

Scott

    Bookmark   December 3, 2007 at 7:56PM
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pearlchow

Thanks everyone for your responses.
I decided to take the easy way out and just installed a wall mounted mail box near the front door. It works!

    Bookmark   December 3, 2007 at 8:34PM
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