Model # FB24Z

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Simpson Strong-Tie FB 2 in. x 4 in. ZMAX Galvanized Fence Bracket

Simpson Strong-Tie

FB 2 in. x 4 in. ZMAX Galvanized Fence Bracket

$0.67 /each

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Product Overview

Simpson Strong-Tie makes it affordable for you to build a fence that will withstand the test of time, and best of all, complement the character and design of your home. Your style, your way. Building a fence with Simpson Strong-Tie connectors can save you the cost of hiring a contractor and save on long-term costs by adding strength that minimizes repairs.

  • Fence brackets make the connection between fence rails and posts simple and strong
  • Eliminates the need for toe nailing or screwing
  • Clean, versatile connections make planning and building fences, deck/porch railings and louvers easier and faster
  • Designed to provide a connection between 2 in. x 4 in. fence rails and 4 in. x 4 in. fence posts
  • Ideal for miscellaneous fastening of 2 in. x 4 in. ends
  • Made from 20-Gauge steel
  • Z-MAX galvanization offers extra corrosion resistance for exterior and treated-wood applications
  • Install with 8d common, 8d x 1-1/2 in. nails or #9 x 1-1/2 in. strong-drive SD screws

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Customer Questions & Answers

Is this strong enough to use as a deck railing support?

Asked by: Anonymous
I would not use these for anything structural. I would consider an LUC24/LUC26 before using this for a deck handrail. Also, you could ask the pro-desk or go to Sipmson's website.
Answered by: Roadrunner
Date published: 2016-07-19

What kind of load carrying specifications does this hanger have? I'm building a loft bed that will have about 7 2x4 joists using these hangers.

Simpson Strong-Tie 2x4 Z-Max Fence Bracket Model # FB24Z Store SKU # 208229
Asked by: Anonymous
I don't think these brackets would be a good choice. They are strong for building a fence, but I wouldn't us them for any load-bearing purpose.
Answered by: Frank
Date published: 2015-09-20

How much space does this add to my design

I know I'm over planning this, and will definitely assemble a panel or two before digging all my posts holes, but how much space will these add between a pair of posts?
Asked by: Tim
Well, since this hanger is 20ga, and 20ga is about 0.0375", you would multiply that by 2 (one hanger on each end of a horizontal), and then multiply that by the number of horizontals you have (or multiply it by twice the number of fence posts you have and subtract 2 times 0.0375 since the very last fence post will only have a hanger on one side.)
Answered by: AJ
Date published: 2016-12-25

How is it used? There isn't an example and it isn't obvious.

Asked by: angryman
Fist you nail/screw this hanger to the vertical fence post, then you insert the horizontal member and attach it with nails/screws. The hanger only has flanges on three sides so you can slide the horizontal 2x4 into place from the side with no flange after the hanger has been fastened to the vertical fence posts. Just google "Simpson FB24" and there should be some images of it installed.
Answered by: AJ
Date published: 2016-10-09
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Customer Reviews

FB 2 in. x 4 in. ZMAX Galvanized Fence Bracket is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fence Brackets I saw these a couple of years ago and picked up some. Wanted to make a fence using 6' cedar posts which I had on hand and 2x4s, I separated them by 10" on the post, makes a cheap 3 rail fence. Was in the store looking for them the other day, could not find them, as I need some more of them. Glad to see HD still is carrying them, they work great and am pleased with the fence I have created.
Date published: 2012-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good, strong and easy to use Works Great for Fence Building in Hurricane Zone, and can't be beat for the DIY's that don't have the extra help to hold lumber up in place while nailing the other end. Attach 2x4 hangers to post cut 2x4s to size and just slide it in the hanger, and attach with screws or nails. Makes one man fence building a Breeze.....
Date published: 2013-04-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fence bracket Unfortunately, my store does not keep this bracket in stock. Needed to be ordered & shipped to the store for me to pick-up. Took approx 7 days. I'm surprised, that the most popular & common 2 x 4" bracket is not kept on hand. Great product, if you can wait for it.
Date published: 2016-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works at it should Product works as described. I used these to mount 2x4's so I could mount some boards under my deck
Date published: 2016-06-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from good for basic fences The Simpson Fence Bracket is a good value for what it does. It can definitely save time but it has limitations. For a simple (cheap) 2-3 rail fence it is a good option. However, I have gone away from using these unless the person I’m working for or helping specifically wants to use them. The problem is that they will not hold up over time as the lumber will generally shrink and warp its way out of the bracket after a few seasons. I have also noticed that unless the board is cut so that it is tight in the bracket, there isn’t much room for the nail or screw to attach to (hence the problem with them pulling out over time). So while they’re convenient there’s better ways to build fences without using them.
Date published: 2016-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best way to secure 2" x 4"s to 4" x 4" posts. These brackets are easy to install to 4" x 4" posts and then slot in and attach horizontal 2" x 4"s. If there could be any improvement, it would be to have the tongues on three sides come out slightly further, and to have two holes instead of just one on each side tongue. This is particularly true if the fence must slant upward or downward on a hill.
Date published: 2015-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice fence bracket The Z-MAX 2 IN. X 4 IN. 20-GAUGE GALVANIZED FENCE BRACKET is a great value at Home Depot and is a real time saver. The light weight simple design will help keep your fence standing straight longer than traditional non-bracket construction.
Date published: 2016-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features easy to order, product delivered within a few days and shipping was free.
Date published: 2012-10-09
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