Metal 2 3/8” Post Sides 2 x 4 Boards (Click to see more details on this bracket / DIY video)
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Approximate Size of the Bracket:
Height 3 11/16”
Width 8 1/2”
Depth 1 9/16”
With 16 fastener holes and 3 bolt holes
Type of Fence This Bracket Is For:
This bracket is for the mostly level ground or slightly sloping middle section of your fence. This bracket will fit when your 2 3/8” round metal post with widest part of the 2x4 facing forward on both sides of the metal post. If you need a bracket for a wooden post fence see our other parts as to which one might best suit your needs.
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You must drill a hole going through the metal post. It will take about a 5/16” drill bit. Place the bracket on the metal post and mark your holes before you drill your holes. Place the bolt through the holes to make sure the drilled hole is large enough. Place the bracket on the metal pole, then slide the bolt through both holes and attach the serrated hex flange nut and secure it. There are different 3 hole choices that will take a bolt to secure the bracket to the pole. You can use the side to side hole and one hole that is front to back or you can use both front to back holes to secure the bracket to the pole. We will provide two bolts and two serrated hex flange nuts to you. This bracket is now attached metal to metal which will make it very strong. Add your 2x4’s to each side of the bracket and secure them with your fasteners. There are holes for fasteners on the top, bottom and back to secure the 2x4 to the bracket. Doing it in this order will provide the best results. The holes in the bracket will accommodate a size #8 screw, maybe some #10 screws and a size #8, #10 or # 12 nail but may vary depending on the type of nail. The holes are not counter-sunk and some fasteners may fit more flush up against the bracket than others. Each bracket has a number of holes but you do not need to use every hole when attaching the bracket, we suggest using about half of the holes. It is up to you which holes you would like to use and how many holes you would like to use. If you leave some holes empty and later on if your fence starts to loosen then you can always add more fasteners to those unused holes. If you prefer you can pre-drill your holes went attaching the 2x4s to this bracket, just use a drill bit smaller than your fastener.
The open slotted area on the front can be used for fastening your fence picket board to your pole but you would need to drill through the metal pole with a sheet metal screw or a bolt to secure the fence picket to the pole. The fence pickets can be affixed to the front part of the 2x4 on each side up to the bracket pole area.