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How to Install Brace Arms

We at Fenceshop are delighted to offer you a comprehensive guide on installing brace arms, a fundamental element for ensuring the stability and safety of your fences. Brace arms are indispensable for reinforcing fence posts, especially in the presence of uneven terrains or adverse weather conditions. Follow our tips carefully for a perfect installation.

Ground and Tool Preparation

Before starting, it is essential to adequately prepare the ground. Ensure it is well-leveled and free of debris that could hinder the installation of the brace arms. Necessary tools include:

  • Fence Posts: Choose quality posts like those offered by Fenceshop, available in various materials and sizes.
  • Brace Arms: Options like Tubolinea brace arms and Tubolinea brace arm collars are ideal for ensuring a robust connection between the posts and the ground.
  • Level: To ensure that posts and brace arms are perfectly vertical.
  • Hammer and Nails: Useful for attaching the brace arms to the posts.
  • Tubolinea Brace Arm Collar: A fundamental accessory for secure and stable fastening.
Positioning the Posts

First, position the fence posts at the predetermined points. Use a level to ensure they are perfectly vertical. Once the posts are in position, you can proceed with the installation of the brace arms.

Installing the Brace Arms

The brace arms should be attached to the posts at an angle of about 45 degrees. This ensures they provide maximum support and stability. Here are the detailed steps:

  • Attaching the Collar: Place the Tubolinea brace arm collar at the base of the post, ensuring it is securely fastened.
  • Positioning the Brace Arm: Insert the brace arm into the collar and tilt it to form a 45-degree angle with the ground.
  • Fastening the Brace Arm: Use nails or screws to attach the brace arm to the post, ensuring it is securely fastened.
Checking the Stability

Once all the brace arms are installed, it is important to check the overall stability of the fence. Make sure each brace arm is securely fastened and the posts do not exhibit any movement. If necessary, add additional nails or screws to reinforce the fastening.

Maintaining the Brace Arms

To ensure a long lifespan of your brace arms, it is advisable to perform periodic checks. Ensure there are no signs of wear or damage caused by the elements. If necessary, replace damaged brace arms to maintain the safety of the fence.


We at Fenceshop are committed to providing high-quality products and detailed guides to help you build safe and durable fences. Installing brace arms is a crucial step for ensuring the stability of your fence, and by following these simple steps, you can achieve professional results. Do not hesitate to contact us for further advice or to discover our wide range of fence products.

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