Replace your mail slot

You wouldn’t think it would be difficult to find an insulated mail slot.  When I had my front doors replaced many years ago, I had one installed for around $40 and bought a second one for my parent’s house.

Over the years, the front hinge had partially broken (damn kids) and the brass colour was looking dated.  I had reversed the slot to put the broken piece on the inside of the house.  Searching online, I did find one model but it was a whopping $47 USD plus shipping.

Checking big box stores, they only carry uninsulated metal mail slots that get super drafty and wet with condensation in the winter months.

I eventually found a replacement on ebay (search “upvc letter box”) for only $14 USD including shipping from the UK.  The doors flip 180 degrees to minimize potential breakage from being overextended.

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