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  • shortgoroper
    started a topic Steel Beam for Garage

    Steel Beam for Garage

    I am planning on putting a steel beam in my garage to attach a chain hoist and trolley to it.

    It will not have any structural support of the garage and intended to be used for pulling some engines, and some other vehicle parts for repair and restoration. I am looking at getting a 1 ton chain hoist and trolley.

    My question to you is... What size beam do I need for a clear span of 12 feet?

  • Jeepnford
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    When pulling the tub off a jeep a guy on each corner can easily lift it. When we took mine off we took it where I wanted it then my wife slid a sturdy sawhorse under each corner. I did all my sanding and paint prep that way,but never crawled under it. I like the idea of a gantry crane myself but too much money and effort for little use.

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  • Bobcatter
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    You have to work one of these into your contraptions, these are just too cool. When you get tired of pumping the cherry pickers....

    Battery or plug in.


    http://www.warn.com/works/pullzall/tools.shtml

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  • Portable Welder
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    KCstott, 14" at 43LB might be a slight over Kill. Thank god you came back and corrected yourself.

    Body Bagger you forgot to give us the calculation for the beam sitting on the block wall.

    Usually the minimum standard for a steel beam bearing on a block wall is to grout with concrete 3 courses down with a plate and mudd hooks inbedded into the wall.

    Remember Grout with concrete not morter.

    Also remember grouting 3 coarses down is a minimum standard.

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  • Blondie_486
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    The Snaptrac is similar to what I have planned for my shop in the future. I could move heavy objects anywhere in the shop. Right now I'm using a "cherry picker".

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  • BD1
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    hi, in case you want to add a beam later you might want to check out wallace gantry. they got beams and spans listed for there products which you can adapt to yours. i just bought one of those HF 2 ton hoist too. cannot beat the price ! hope you had a coupon!

    http://www.wallacecranes.com/index.htm

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  • AV8OR
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    If money was no object and you had a real tall garage I've always thought this system would be cool for the home garage:

    http://www.snaptrac.com/

    Then of course what every home garage needs is a spider crane:

    http://www.spydercrane.com/Cranes/Mi...ncrawlers.html

    http://www.spiderminicraneusa.com/
    Last edited by AV8OR; 01-10-2010, 02:19 AM.

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  • shortgoroper
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    Done... Bought a 2 ton foldable shop crane for $150 at HF.. NEW! Thanks for all the insight.. the SAFEST thing was just to buy a shop crane.

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  • jessehornberger
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    lifting

    Go to your local scrap yard and but the strangest beam you can find. Then go to Harbor Freight and buy a trolley and 1 ton chain fall for 100 bucks. O yea donít forget the lifting straps. Then when it all falls down you can call china with your lawsuit. JUST KIDDING! Lifting heavy loads is not something to mess around with. In my rigging training I learned 2 things, NEVER stand under the load, and NEVER use anything that is branded with the make CHINA.

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  • kcstott
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    Originally posted by Wacko Welder View Post


    The reason for for the high cost of factory built gantry cranes beyond the obvious cost to built it yourself can be summed up in one word, "liability" . . .

    Steve
    Very true
    Our paper work on an inspection had better be perfect. if not it will come back an bite us in the butt

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  • Wacko Welder
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    The reason . .



    The reason for for the high cost of factory built gantry cranes beyond the obvious cost to built it yourself can be summed up in one word, "liability" . . .

    Steve

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  • kcstott
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    Originally posted by JSFAB View Post
    Yeah, back in the day ..... just throw a rope around the truss, hang a come-a-long from it, pulled and installed engines with it all day long.
    That's still an option

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  • JSFAB
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    Yeah, back in the day ..... just throw a rope around the truss, hang a come-a-long from it, pulled and installed engines with it all day long.

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  • Sberry
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    Another wayyyyyyy overkill thread,,, hahahaha

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  • kcstott
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    That ain't gonna help ya if a 500 lb beam comes falling on your head. The only thing it would be good for is to read the name on it so they know who was killed

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