Because our property slopes approximately 3 feet over 100 feet, we decided to terrace the rails on the sloping side. This would allow us to accommodate the slope and keep a uniform look to the fence. For each successive rail, we raised the bracket approximately four inches.
On the other side of the house we had to tie into the brick in order to install the rail. The Mister purchased a masonry drill bit and masonry screws to accomplish this task. First, we measured and marked the location of the bracket. With the bracket held in place, we marked the location of the screws.
The Mister predrilled the screw holes for the bracket. He used painters tape on the drill bit to indicate the depth of the screw and where he would need to stop.
Using the masonry screws, The Mister lined up the bottom of the bracket to the line drawn on the brick and aligned the screws with the predrilled holes. We installed the bracket on the post just as we had previously by placing a 2x4 in the bracket and a level on top of it. The Mister marked the location of bracket on the post and installed the bracket.
Repeat two more times and the brackets and rails are complete!
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