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Old 10-11-2013, 01:09 AM   #1841
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..... It was in poured concrete with extra thick 4x6 posts, but she broke it....
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Build a square post. Fill it with concrete, cap it. She won't knock it down again....
Forget the concrete. Secure a stinkin' I-beam in the ground, then wrap it in cedar boards. Next time they hit it (and from the sound of it there WILL be a "next time" unfortunately) that thing won't budge. Aw, forget the wood - let that beam serve as a warning to them. Bwa-ha-ha!
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Old 10-11-2013, 01:18 AM   #1842
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Forget the concrete. Secure a stinkin' I-beam in the ground, then wrap it in cedar boards. Next time they hit it (and from the sound of it there WILL be a "next time" unfortunately) that thing won't budge. Aw, forget the wood - let that beam serve as a warning to them. Bwa-ha-ha!
Probably more legal to have the I-beam visible. Then it can't be considered a booby trap.
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Old 10-11-2013, 01:37 AM   #1843
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Good thought taxy. Lawyers always looking for a job where there isn't any...
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Old 10-11-2013, 09:43 AM   #1844
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Sink a giant heavy duty spring into the concrete, put a heavy pointed prow on the front of the mail box. It could be designed like an old steam locomotive for fun. They hit it, it bends back, when they pull forward it springs forward, gouging a hole in a window or back end of the car/truck. Heh!

Where's my coffee, I'm nicer with coffee...
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Old 10-11-2013, 10:02 AM   #1845
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Sink a giant heavy duty spring into the concrete, put a heavy pointed prow on the front of the mail box. It could be designed like an old steam locomotive for fun. They hit it, it bends back, when they pull forward it springs forward, gouging a hole in a window or back end of the car/truck. Heh!

Where's my coffee, I'm nicer with coffee...

I was thinking of filling the post with explosives...

...but I suppose you could just build the post out of paint cans. Full paint cans.
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Old 10-11-2013, 10:05 AM   #1846
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I was thinking of filling the post with explosives...

...but I suppose you could just build the post out of paint cans. Full paint cans.

Evil, I like that...but doing more damage to your own yard seems to be counter productive, not to mention deadly for the poor Clematis.
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I was thinking of filling the post with explosives...

...but I suppose you could just build the post out of paint cans. Full paint cans.
Explosives would definitely be illegal.
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Old 10-11-2013, 03:35 PM   #1848
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I appreciate the creative ideas! Neighbor had to be backing out at a good clip to even hit the mailbox post, much less dislodge it. They probably had the trailer attached to the truck, otherwise there would have been no need to back clear across the road, it's a fair distance from their driveway.

As I said, I do appreciate her admission, the other times were hit-and-run.
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Old 10-12-2013, 10:56 PM   #1849
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ACK! My mouse died! I hate despise using the touchpad.
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Old 10-12-2013, 11:17 PM   #1850
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ACK! My mouse died! I hate despise using the touchpad.
Oh, me too! I put a big sticker over it, but I still manage to tap the darned thing every once in a while and muck things up.
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