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  • rayxoxo1 commented on johanmoberg's instructable Mailbox notifier2 months ago
    Mailbox notifier

    Thanks for the response - I liked your post, but I am just too lazy to build it... LOL

    It's a good idea - but I have been using a much more simpler method with regards to checking the mail box, for years. This may only work on country style mail boxes. It is only useful up to about 100 meters but could be further, depending on line of sight and obstructions. I take a fairly thin piece of flat plastic, tin, card board, or even an old credit card, but for longer distances a 4"X6", piece. For easier seeing, It can be painted. Punch a hole in one corner of the card and use about a 12" piece of string. I attach one end to the mail box and the other end to the plastic card (it doesn't have to be plastic,whatever works best for the weather for the weather. You slide the card into the side of the mail box door, and when the mail man opens the door the card drops ou...see more »It's a good idea - but I have been using a much more simpler method with regards to checking the mail box, for years. This may only work on country style mail boxes. It is only useful up to about 100 meters but could be further, depending on line of sight and obstructions. I take a fairly thin piece of flat plastic, tin, card board, or even an old credit card, but for longer distances a 4"X6", piece. For easier seeing, It can be painted. Punch a hole in one corner of the card and use about a 12" piece of string. I attach one end to the mail box and the other end to the plastic card (it doesn't have to be plastic,whatever works best for the weather for the weather. You slide the card into the side of the mail box door, and when the mail man opens the door the card drops out and can be seen from quite a distance. If the card is hanging down from the mail box, it should mean that the mail box has been opened. When you go to check for mail you just need to re close it. Sorry, if this isn't technical enough. But it is a very simple method of seeing from a distance if the door has been opened or you have received any mail. Hope this is a help.This is for this type of mail box.

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  • rayxoxo1 commented on belsey's instructable Sun & bug lotion: one simple solution4 months ago
    Sun & bug lotion: one simple solution

    Thanks for the sharing.Why not make it and sell it ready to use? I would like to buy a bottle or two, and then I could judge it's value and pass it on. It is how most businesses get started.Ray

    Nicely said. It was just a thought...

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