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Mail Slot thru wall

Posted by pchow (My Page) on
Sun, Nov 4, 07 at 2:40

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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RE: Mail Slot thru wall

Why not make something from wood?


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RE: Mail Slot thru wall

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.


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RE: Mail Slot thru wall

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.


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RE: Mail Slot thru wall

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


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RE: Mail Slot thru wall

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!


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