How do you remove a rusted mailbox from a stone & concrete pillar
We have pillars on either side of our driveway that are constructed of concrete and what I think is gray flagstone. The mailbox (8"x11") was built into the pillar. The door on the mailbox has rusted out twice. The first time the door fell off it was the original mailbox door. The second time was from a mailbox we purchased; we attached the new door and discarded the new box. Now the mailbox hinges have completely rusted away so we can't put on a new door. Ideally, I'd like to remove the old mailbox and put in a new one... but how do I get the darn thing out? If we can't remove the old mailbox then we can cover it up with a house number plaque...but we still have a dilema - the box sticks out 1" - do I hacksaw it off? Any suggestions on how to deal with this would be greatly appreciated.