Narrow Slide Bracket for a narrow facing 2 x 4 (Click to see more details on this bracket / DIY videos)
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Approximate Size of the Bracket:
Width 1 11/16”
Depth 2 1/2”
With 12 fastener holes
Type of Fence This Bracket Is For:
This bracket is for the sloping part of your fence. This bracket will fit when your 2x4 has the narrowest part of the 2x4 facing forward at the edge of the post. This bracket would be used with another bracket like part #160410, #160420 #160520 or #160530. If you need a bracket for a mostly level fence see our other parts as to which one might best suit your needs.
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First, you would place the bracket (part #160410, #160420 #160520 or #160530) flush against the left, right and front of the post, then fasten loosely (about half way) with the front fasteners only (not the sides), leaving a small gap so you can place this second bracket under the other bracket. If you tighten the front part of the bracket down or put fasteners in the sides, you will be unable to slide your slide bracket under the first bracket. Now, placing your angled cut 2x4 into it and securing the bracket to both the angled cut 2x4 and the post at the angle needed for your sloping fence. The tab area has 4 holes, you need to use at least 2 of those holes and if you need to adjust the bracket back into the open slotted area so you can to use those holes. Make sure the angled cut 2x4 is flush up against the post before securing both to the 2x4 and the post. Once, this slide bracket is secure, then tighten your fasteners on the front of the bracket then put fasteners in the side(s), securing all areas. Doing it in this order will provide the best results. Keep in mind different types of woods (some may be dry or some might be wet) will vary so some 2x4’s it maybe be loose on it or it might fit a bit tight, just tap the bracket on with a rubber mallet, then secure it with your screw or nails. 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 this bracket, just use a drill bit smaller than your fastener.
The open slotted area on the front is for fastening your fence picket board to your 2x4. So, you place your fence picket over the front of the bracket and screw or nail through the picket then directly into the 2x4 in the open slotted area.