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How to Attach a Round Brace Arm with a Collar

Hello everyone, I'm Marco from Fenceshop, and today we'll talk about our system for attaching a round brace arm to a sports post. This tutorial will guide you step by step through the process, illustrating the necessary products and installation techniques. Specifically, we will focus on two main items: the brace arm and the collars for attachment.

Features of the Brace Arm

The brace arm is a hot-dip galvanized tube designed to be sturdy and durable. One end features a hole and a cap, while the other is smooth. Brace arms are available in two standard diameters: 48 mm and 60 mm, with a thickness of 2 mm. These items are ideal for sports use but can also be used in residential and agricultural settings, especially when painted for an added aesthetic touch.

Types of Collars

Collars are essential accessories for attaching brace arms to posts. There are two main categories:

  • Angle Collars: Equipped with two brackets, they allow the creation of posts with two brace arms.
  • Starting Collars: They have a single bracket and are used at the beginning of structures.

Both types of collars are available in three different diameters to fit sports posts: 48 mm, 60 mm, and 76 mm. The collars are designed to be easily fixed, ensuring a solid and durable hold.

Step-by-Step Installation

Let's now see how to install a brace arm to a post using collars:

  1. Coupling the Brace Arm and Collar: Take a starting collar with a slot. The slot must be coupled with the hole in the brace arm. Insert a bolt into the hole and secure it with a nut, creating a movable bracket.
  2. Attaching the Brace Arm to the Post: Bring the brace arm close to the post and rest it. The collar has pre-drilled holes for self-tapping screws, which we provide. After choosing the desired height and angle, attach the collar to the post using the self-tapping screws. These screws work like nails, preventing the brace arm from sliding.
  3. Cementing the Brace Arm: Once everything is in place, the brace arm should be cemented to the ground on a footing, which can be slightly smaller than the post's. This will ensure the necessary stability to support the force of the post when stretching the mesh and wires.
  4. Installation on a Wall: If the brace arm needs to be attached to a wall, we can slightly chisel the lower part of the wall to create an inset that prevents slipping. Alternatively, there are commercial brackets that can be anchored to the wall, and the brace arm can be bolted to the bracket.

Our brace arm attachment system is the result of over 45 years of experience in the fence field. It is a reliable method, completely bolted, without welds that could rust. We are proud to offer a system that combines ease of installation with long-lasting durability.

We invite you to visit our website for more details and to contact us with any questions or needs. Don't forget to subscribe to our channel for more tutorials and updates. Thank you for your attention and happy fencing!

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