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Discussion in 'Security Alarms' started by Rich, Oct 7, 2004.

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  1. Rich

    Rich Guest

    Is it legal to install a wireless device linier transmitter. In my own
    personal street mail box. To a voice alarm ELK 124 that would say mails here
    every time the mail box it open?

  2. Since it poses no danger to mail carrier I would not see a problem with it
    they sell similar item for mail boxes atelectronic places to be sure i would
    check with local post master at your local post office

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  3. G. Morgan

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    As long as you pay postage for it everyday.. :)

    1.3 Use for Mail

    Except under 2.11, the receptacles described in 1.1 may be used only
    for matter bearing postage. Other than as permitted by 2.10 or 2.11,
    no part of a mail receptacle may be used to deliver any matter not
    bearing postage, including items or matter placed upon, supported by,
    attached to, hung from, or inserted into a mail receptacle. Any
    mailable matter not bearing postage and found as described above is
    subject to the same postage as would be paid if it were carried by


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  4. Jim Rojas

    Jim Rojas Guest

    As long as it doesn't interfere with your letter carrier's normal duty, it
    is ok.

    Jim Rojas
  5. Is it legal to install a wireless device
    Yes, it is completely legal. Postal regulations against using mailboxes for
    non-US mail materials are not directed at the mailbox itself nor at devices
    affixed to the mailbox. The regulations are primarily intended to prohibit
    alternate carriers from using mailboxes. That's why rural mailboxes often
    have newspaper tubes affixed to them. It is illegal for a newspaper carrier
    to stuff newspapers in mailboxes but it's perfectly legal to attach a mail
    tube to the box.


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  6. G. Morgan

    G. Morgan Guest


    2.11 Newspaper Receptacle

    A receptacle for newspaper delivery by private carriers may be
    attached to the post of a curbside mailbox used by the USPS if the

    a. Does not touch the mailbox or use any part of the mailbox for

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  7. Mersereau

    Mersereau Guest

    Thanks Graham. You're right.

    In our neighborhood, we used to deliver notices to our homeowners from
    the homeowners association. It was usually a one page letter
    concerning our neighborhood, brush pickup schedules, etc.

    The postal service advised us on this, along with other matters
    concerning the mailbox, which really seemed ridiculous, but, alas,
    they take this stuff seriously.

    Just a bit of advice to Rich. Ask your local postmaster about this.
    Just because you bought the mailbox, maintain the mailbox, and have to
    replace the mailbox when it rusts out, doesnt mean you have any rights
    to modify it. <mad>

    It;s really a shame that people want to speak with authority when they
    have no idea what they're talking about.
  8. G. Morgan

    G. Morgan Guest

    <sigh> I know. We've come to expect it from Robert Bass.


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