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?