How do I remove a mail slot?

by Lillyz

I live in an older house that has a mail slot in the wall. I get cold drafts from it. The exterior of the house is stucco. Should I just call a handyman?

  5 answers
  • Tinyshoes Tinyshoes on Nov 19, 2018

    Lillyz...Can you fill it with insulation and place tape over it then cover with a picture or something else?

  • Pamela Pamela on Nov 19, 2018

    Fill the area with a sense foam and tape , or instead of tape nail a piece of wood with some books to hang keys, or bags or a leash ...It would be

    A shame to get rid a piece of the home's history . Also , if that is how you still get your mail delivered, you will need to get a mailbox .

  • Katie Kerr Katie Kerr on Nov 19, 2018

    I would suggest the same as Tinyshoes said but I would recommend sealing with caulk. I would not pay someone to do something that I could do myself. I've learned how to do a lot of things because we didn't have a lot of money growing up, it makes you resourceful.

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Nov 19, 2018

    Hi Lillyz! What I would do, is screw the cover in place, fill the open space/cavity with foam insulation and then repair the interior wall. Stucco is tricky to repair, so that's why I would leave the old cover in place.

  • 17335038 17335038 on Nov 23, 2018

    Agree with everyone who has said to seal up the mail slot. If you pay someone to 'remove' it, you will then have to either pay them again, or pay someone else to 'build and fill in' the hole that will result when the mail slot is removed.