I need to lift an 1,100 lb mill up in the basement about 3 feet to slide a
stand under it. Both floor space and vertical clearance are limited and an
engine hoist won't work. I'm planning on using a 6' long 6x6 wooden beam
between the celing joists to anchor a 2-ton chain hoist for the job. The
wood beam would be anchored at one end to a steel I-beam in the basement and
the other end to a jackpost which would be temporarily bolted to the
concrete floor. The beam is from Menards (like Home Depot) and is of
unknown variety although it's labeled as chemically treated and has no major
knots or cracks. The chain hoist would be mounted to the wood beam about 2'
from the steel I-beam.
I've started to run a few calcs with the stress and beam deflection
calculators at the Engineers Edge web site and it *looks* like I'll be OK,
but it seems like a good idea to solicit opinions here. Anybody got one?
15 years ago