Post Systems

dVault offers an array of posts to go along with the mailboxes and collection units. Color options for the post are the same as the mailboxes—black, gray, white, copper vein or sand. Below is some information to help you decide what post is best for you!

Download post installation instructions here.

Note: the dVault mounting plate is a universal plate for all our posts.

Weight and Dimensions

dVault Post/Pedestal Model NumberDescriptionHeight (inches)Width (inches)Depth (inches)Weight (pounds)
DVJR0060PI Top mount/In ground 48 4 4 10
DVJR0060PA Top mount/Above ground 30 4 4 7
DVJR0060SMPA Side mount/Above ground 59 4 4 14
DVJR0060SMPI Side mount/In ground 77 4 4 15
DVU0050PI Top mount/In ground 29.5 4 4 12
DVU0050PA Top mount/Above ground 13.5 4 4 10
DVCS0030P Top Mount Pedestal/Above ground 10.25 18.75 18.75 57

Description

dVault products can be mounted using the dVault mailbox posts noted below. Generally speaking, in ground installation is preferred to above ground if possible.

dVault Model NumberdVault Product NamePosts that fit product
DVCS0070 Mail Protector Vault

DVJR0060PI—Top mount/In ground

DVJR0060PA—Top mount/Above ground

DVJR0060 Weekend Away Vault

DVJR0060PI—Top mount/In ground

DVJR0060PA—Top mount/Above ground

DVJR0060SMPA--Side mount/Above ground

DVJR0060SMPI--Side mount/In ground

DVU0050 Parcel Protector Vault

DVU0050PI—Top mount/In ground

DVU0050PA—Top mount/Above ground

DVWM0062s Package Drop Vault Wall mount; no posts
DVWM0062sa Package Drop Vault Plus Wall mount; no posts
DVCS0023 Collection Vault DVCS0030P—Top mount pedestal/Above ground
DVCS0020 Deposit Vault DVCS0030P—Top mount pedestal/Above ground
DVCS0015 Full Service Vault Free standing or Column mount; no posts
Post Systems
DVJR0060SMPI and DVU0050PA
Post Systems
dVault's Universal Mounting Plate
dVault's Universal Mounting Plate Dimensions

DVCS0070, DVU0050 and DVJR0060 Post Systems (DVU0050PI and DVJR0060PI)

Download installation instructions here.

Tools and/or Materials Required (not provided):
• Shovel or posthole digger
• Concrete mix and gravel (if backfilling with concrete)
• Level, screwdriver, ½ inch open/box end wrench or socket set
• 4 J-shaped anchor bolts, lock washer and nuts

Note: Fastening hardware is included. Other tools/materials/hardware may also be necessary depending upon actual installation.

Installation Procedure:
1. General Installation Requirements: Customers are required to contact the local Post Office before installing the mailbox to insure its correct placement and height at the street. Generally, mailboxes are installed at a height of 41–45 inches from the road surface to inside floor of the mailbox or point of mail entry (locked designs) and are set back 6 – 8 inches from front face of curb or road edge to the mailbox door.

2. Dig a hole for the in-ground mailbox post. Hole should be approximately 6″ in diameter and 16–17″ deep. Use level to straighten pole, back fill hole and tamp dirt as needed. Note: If backfilling post hole with concrete, follow the concrete manufacturer’s instructions for setting posts in concrete footings.

2. Align top plate and mailbox to post. The flat side of the mounting plate should rest against the bottom of the mailbox. There are four 5/16″-18 C hex head bolts and washers provided with the post to attach the mailbox and mounting plate to the post. Open key-locked access door and install four 5/16″-18 C hex head bolts with washers through the floor of the mailbox, through the interior holes in the mounting plate and into the fixed machine nuts in the post, and tighten as needed.


CONCRETE MUST BE BELOW FROST LINE. TAKE CARE NOT TO PUNCTURE WATER, SEWER, GAS, CABLE OR TELEPHONE LINES WHEN DIGGING HOLES.

DVCS0070, DVU0050 and DVJR0060 Top Mount Post Systems (DVU0050PA and DVJR0060PA)

 Download installation instructions here.

Tools and/or Materials Required (not provided):
• Shovel or posthole digger
• Concrete mix and gravel
• Level, screwdriver, ½ inch open/box end wrench or socket set
• 4 J-shaped anchor bolts and nuts (for new concrete) OR 4 wedge-type concrete anchors, nuts and hammer drill (for exsisting concrete)

Note: Fastening hardware is included. Other tools/materials/hardware may also be necessary depending upon actual installation.

Installation Procedure:
1. General Installation Requirements: Customers are required to contact the local Post Office before installing the mailbox to insure its correct placement and height at the street. Generally, mailboxes are installed at a height of 41–45 inches from the road surface to inside floor of the mailbox or point of mail entry (locked designs) and are set back 6 – 8 inches from front face of curb or road edge to the mailbox door.

2. Above ground mailbox post and concrete footing. You will need approximately 4 cu ft. The top surface of the footing should be about 12″ by 12″ and extend 20″ into the ground. The bottom of the hole for the concrete footing should be filled with about 4″ of gravel for drainage under the post.

3. Attach the bottom mounting plate to the bottom of the post using the 4 included Phillips head countersink machine screws and tighten as needed. The flat side of the mounting plate should rest on the concrete, and the countersunk screws and plate should create a flush surface.

4a. If new concrete is being poured, attach 4 J-shaped anchor bolts to the base of the post with 4 nuts under and 4 nuts over the bottom mounting plate. Pour the concrete into the hole with a stick while filling to reduce any air pockets. Press the anchor bolts on the bottom of the post into the concrete until the bottom plate is resting on the top surface of the wet concrete. Use a level on the sides of the post to ensure that the post is aligned vertically. Periodically check the vertical alignment of the post as the concrete is curing.

4b. If attaching to existing concrete, we recommend using wedge-style concrete anchors. Be sure to follow the anchor manufacturer’s instructions for installation, as the process may vary slightly by manufacturer. See figure for spacing of concrete mounting holes on the bottom mounting plate.

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CONCRETE MUST BE BELOW FROST LINE. TAKE CARE NOT TO PUNCTURE WATER, SEWER, GAS, CABLE OR TELEPHONE LINES WHEN DIGGING HOLES.

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DVJR0060 Series Post Systems (DVJR0060SMPI)

Download installation instructions here.

Tools and/or Materials Required (not provided):
• Shovel or posthole digger
• Concrete mix and gravel (optional)
• Level
• ½ inch open/box end wrench or socket set.

Note: Fastening hardware is included. Other tools/materials/hardware may also be necessary depending upon actual installation.

Installation Procedure:
1. General Installation Requirements: Customers are required to contact the local Post Office before installing the mailbox to insure its correct placement and height at the street. Generally, mailboxes are installed at a height of 41–45" from the road surface to inside floor of the mailbox or point of mail entry (locked designs) and are set back 6–8" from front face of curb or road edge to the mailbox door.

2. Dig a hole for the in-ground mailbox post. Hole should be approximately 6" in diameter and 24–28" deep. Use level to straighten pole, back fill hole and tamp dirt as needed (Note: “Quick Crete” or concrete may also be used.

3. Periodically check the vertical alignment of the post with level when back filling or as the concrete is curing.

4. When back fill tamping is complete, or concrete is cured, you are now ready to mount the mailbox to the side mount post system.

CONCRETE MUST BE BELOW FROST LINE. TAKE CARE NOT TO PUNCTURE WATER, SEWER, GAS, CABLE OR TELEPHONE LINES WHEN DIGGING HOLES.
Side Mount Mailbox Mounting Instructions:
1. Locate and place mailbox on its side.

2. Locate the knock outs on the side that will face the post and knock out the holes as shown in Figure 1.

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3. Rotate mailbox and place it on its side.Locate the knock outs that will face the post bracket and knock out the holes as shown in Figure 2.

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4. Install under-unit support bracket to post using two of the provided 5/16" – 18 hex bolts and lock washers. Tighten as needed

5. Locate mailbox keys and open access door in the fully open position.

6. Place and align the mailbox on the post bracket over the bottom set of holes as shown below, and install two of the provided 5/16" – 18 hex bolts and lock washers through the bottom knockouts of the unit into the threaded holes of the previously installed under-unit support bracket. Tighten as needed.

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7. Install two final 5/16" – 18 hex bolts and lock washers through the side of the mailbox using the side knockouts that were previously removed. Tighten as needed.