Vertical mail slot

ksnewtonMarch 25, 2013
I am looking for a vertical, rather than horizontal, mail slot or mail receptacle. I would like to install it next to the front door, rather than have one in the door, so that the mail falls into the house. Anyone have any ideas, or a manufacturer that would offer such products? I have seen one on an older home and thought it very practical. I plan to remodel this entryway.
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astraea
It would make sense to change the mail slot, at the same time as you renovate the entryway .. and what exactly would you renovate? Right now, I don't see where you could fit a vertical slot, or even a horizontal one, with the 6-panel door. Best thing would be to Search online for "Mail Slots" .. this is one I just found at random: http://www.houseofantiquehardware.com/slot-mailboxes?GCID=S14464x015&KEYWORD=mail%20slots&partner=gpc&gclid=CKb69ey4p7YCFQdU4AodTn0A4g. When the slot is horizontal, a cover automatically closes by gravity, but if the slot is vertical, that won't happen .. so that's a technical issue you'll have to research, so the slot doesn't stay open with rain/snow coming in.
    Bookmark   March 31, 2013 at 10:10AM
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Susan H
Googling "vertical mail slot" will get you some choices.
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ksnewton
Thanks! Planning to redo entire entryway -- thinking that the panels to each side of the door would be glass only part way down and could fit the vertical mail box (they are spring-loaded to close) in the wood panel piece below the side window. Need to find out if the post office has any requirements --- as I understand, it can't be too low.
    Bookmark   April 1, 2013 at 7:42PM
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