How do I put a mail slot in my front door?

Place the front face of the mail slot over the slot opening on the exterior side of the door. Align the long edges of the front face of the mail slot and make them parallel with the top and bottom of the door. Draw in the screw holes on the front face with a pencil.

Can I install a mail slot in my door?

If you have a solid wood door, you can place the mail slot anywhere, but if you have a paneled door, you’ll need to install it on a strong, non-paneled part of the door. Hold the mail slot at the desired height on the interior side of the door, and make a small pencil mark along the bottom of the mail slot.

How do I add a mail slot?


And I mark that on a piece of masking tape. The blue stuff is masking tape and then I was able to Center the template onto this Center mark and thereby centering the mail slot in the door.

How do you insulate mail slot in door?

How to Insulate Your Mail Slot

  1. Measure your mail slot’s interior length, depth and height.
  2. Cut a piece of styrofoam or batt insulation to the dimensions you measured in Step 1.
  3. Place the insulation into the mail slot.
  4. Cut weather stripping to line the top, bottom and side edges of the styrofoam or batt insulation.

Can you put a mail slot in a metal door?

This shiny European style rust and weather resistant stainless steel mail slot is ideal for letters and magazine door deliveries, it comes with the front and rear plates for installation in a front door or wall.

Are mail slots legal?

Generally speaking, only mail that has been sent through the USPS® may be placed in these types of receptacles. Conversely, USPS regulations do not govern what can be placed in a mail slot on your door. This means that if a local business wants to put a flyer in the mail slot, they can do so.

How does a mail slot work?

When the postal carrier walks up to the house, the mail carrier simply lifts the lid on residential mail slots to insert the mail. The mail passes through your door (or wall for wall-mounted door slots) and lies securely on the inside of your home, either on the floor or in a mail slot collection box.

Can you put a mail slot in a glass door?

Another CRL innovation is our brass constructed Frameless Mail Slot for commercial ‘all-glass’ entrance doors. This easy-to-install unit features a 1/2″ (12 mm) glass flap with a pair of spring hinges that will fit 1/2″ (12 mm) thick glass. It’s a beautiful alternative to the traditional aluminum mail slot.

Are mail slots safe?

While it might be convenient, a mail slot can pose a threat to your safety and could be an unintended invitation to criminals. They may be able to slip a wire or a cord, and in some cases even their arm, through a mail slot and unlock the door to your home in seconds.

Are mail slots standard size?

Standard mail slots are available in two (2) sizes, letter size and magazine size, and three (3) popular finishes. Standard mail slots may be used for U.S.P.S. residential door mail delivery.

What height should a mail slot be?

41″ to 45″

Position your mailbox 41″ to 45″ from the road surface to the bottom of the mailbox or point of mail entry. Place your mailbox 6″ to 8″ back from the curb. If you do not have a raised curb, contact your local postmaster for guidance.

How big is a letter slot?

A “letter box”, or “mail slot” in American and Canadian usage, is a slot, usually horizontal but sometimes vertical, about 30 cm by 5 cm (12 inches by 2 inches), cut through the middle or lower half of a front door.

How are mail slots measured?

Remove your existing mail slot and measure the width and height of the actual hole cut through your door or wall. Only the size of the hole cut through your door or wall determines if one of our mail slots will fit.

How do I put a mail slot on the wall?


So if you have a wall that's maybe only four inches thick. Then. You would reduce the size down and tighten these screws. On. Either side and that would lock it into the wall thickness that you have.

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