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Simpson Strong-Tie

Model FB24Z

Internet #100375311

Store SKU #208229

Store SO SKU #592854

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

$0.67 /each

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

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September 27, 2013
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Albany, OR
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July 17, 2016
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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.
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April 11, 2016
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The description clearly states for 'porch/deck railing'.
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Mills River, NC
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February 3, 2015
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No. The brackets are strong for a fence; however, I can bend these brackets with my fingers.
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Pleasanton, CA
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September 30, 2013
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Marc,
The FB24Z is not a load rated product; it would be up to the Designer to evaluate if it suitable for the specific application.
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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.

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Hollywood, Ca
November 15, 2011
Simpson Strong-Tie 2x4 Z-Max Fence Bracket

Model # FB24Z

Store SKU # 208229
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Mills River, NC
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February 3, 2015
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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.
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April 30, 2013
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Better to use a joist hanger for this project because there is more steel at the base of the hanger and that allows for more weight load and there's more nailing options as well!
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April 28, 2012
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Since one or more people will be sleeping in the loft bed and these brackets are unrated, I would not use them as the sole support. I would use the double shear brackets made by the same company or put a 2x4 across for the cross members to sit on, then you could use these brackets to hold the 2x4s in place. These brackets are not designed to hold excessive weight and if they gave out under the weight of Read More
Since one or more people will be sleeping in the loft bed and these brackets are unrated, I would not use them as the sole support. I would use the double shear brackets made by the same company or put a 2x4 across for the cross members to sit on, then you could use these brackets to hold the 2x4s in place. These brackets are not designed to hold excessive weight and if they gave out under the weight of a human, you could be held liable for any injuries sustained in the accident. Read Less
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Atlanta, GA
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November 22, 2011
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Hi Kris,
Thank you for your question.
I did reach out to the manufacturer on this question and here is their response:
"The FB24Z fence bracket is not a load rated product. It is intended for fence applications; we do not have a hanger recommended for loft bed construction".
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How much space does this add to my design

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February 13, 2016
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?
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April 6, 2016
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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.)
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Well, no. I'm not asking how thick 20g is.
I'm asking how much space it adds when installed with a 2x4 between posts.
I imagine some of this is variable with the thickness of the fasteners used, but I was really wondering if there was any standoff space between the bracket and the 2x4 when properly installed.
I suppose this might be smaller than the margin of error in a typical application. Don't Read More
Well, no. I'm not asking how thick 20g is.
I'm asking how much space it adds when installed with a 2x4 between posts.
I imagine some of this is variable with the thickness of the fasteners used, but I was really wondering if there was any standoff space between the bracket and the 2x4 when properly installed.
I suppose this might be smaller than the margin of error in a typical application. Don't worry, I'll build a test panel and recalculate. Read Less
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February 14, 2016
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If I'm understanding the question correctly, you are asking how thick this product is. It is made from 20 gauge steel and with the Z-MAX finish is approximately 0.042" thick. Thank you!
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How is it used? There isn't an example and it isn't obvious.

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April 6, 2016
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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.
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angryman,
Please see the gallery at the following link for examples of how the FB fence brackets are installed:
http://www.strongtie.com/products/connectors/fb.asp#gallery.
Thank you!
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 13 reviewers.
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by 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. July 17, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 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. August 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Works at it should Product works as described. I used these to mount 2x4's so I could mount some boards under my deck June 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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. May 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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. April 28, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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..... April 30, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Splits Rails The product is simply to shallow and splits the rails. I do not understand how others gave this a good review as you cannot nail or screw a board 1/2" away from the end. Poor design. May 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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. February 3, 2015
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