Model # FB24Z

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Store SKU #208229

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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

  • Creates strong connection between fence rails and posts
  • Tough, galvanized steel construction resists corrosion
  • Strong, durable design helps minimize long-term repair costs
$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: 2017-04-12

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: 2017-03-08
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Customer Reviews

FB 2 in. x 4 in. ZMAX Galvanized Fence Bracket is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 17.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from First time building a fence and used these to attach the rails to the posts. They're easy enough ... First time building a fence and used these to attach the rails to the posts. They're easy enough to install and use... but, as other have stated the heads of the recommended screws create a gap between the ends of the rails and the post/bracket. The gap is about 3/8". Not a huge deal but definitely not great. I wish I had used a router to notch the rails so that they would have fit over the screw heads to get them flush. The screw heads also get in the way when attaching the pickets/palings to the rail. I actually did notch the boards so that they fit over the screws better. The other issue is that the brackets aren't very deep so the screws that go into the rails are very close to the ends of the rails. Maybe 1/2" or less from the ends. I had multiple rails split... so that sucked. Still, unless this fence falls down in the next few years, I'd use these again.
Date published: 2017-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product. Used these for the banding on my privacy fence. Unnoticeable. Highly recom... Excellent product. Used these for the banding on my privacy fence. Unnoticeable. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2017-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Barn Loft Railing Great price and strength needed for the job. Easily installs in place.
Date published: 2017-02-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 4 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2017-04-21
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 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
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