How To Install A Wall Mount Brass Mailboxes When The Holes Do Not Match – When you replace a wall mount mailbox on the outside of your home, you should use the holes made for the old mailbox. Style for the new mailbox may not have the same whole location for mounting. You can install a wall-mounted mailbox when the holes do not match by drilling new holes in the outer wall conforming to the holes on the new box.
Unscrew the bolts or screws that secure the old brass mailboxes on the wall. To do this, open the lid of the box. The tops of the bolts or screws should be visible. Using socket wrench for bolts used and screwdriver for the screws used. Where the old mailbox from the wall and set it aside. Hold the new mailbox up against the wall and see if you can use any of the existing mounting holes. If no mounting holes can be used, mark the location of the new mounting holes with a pencil.
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Hole in the wall with electric drill for bolts or screws; make holes no deeper than ¾ inch to install new brass mailboxes. Insert bolts or screws into the newly drilled hole and tighten them about halfway with socket wrench or screwdriver. Insert the new mailbox of bolts or screws to keep the mailbox on the wall. Finish tightening bolts or screws to complete installation. If bolts or screws do not come out easily, you can cut them with a hacksaw or reciprocating saw. If the outer wall is stone or brick veneer, a masonry drill bit to be needed.