When building my workshop addition I installed a TrusJoist (Weyerhauser)
"Parallam" ridge beam. It was engineered to span 22' and carry a rolling
load of 800 lbs. It is made up of two pieces nailed together with a combined
cross section of 3.5" x 18.75". It seems that you need one hefty beam to
hold such weight.
Dan, '50 BN4
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]
> Behalf Of Gary Moomau
> Sent: Tuesday, August 17, 2004 12:16 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: Engine Lifting Points
> These are lessons learned. In the late 80's when I first pulled the
> out of my BJ8, I used a hoist built from the beams of my garage. When the
> full weight of the engine was on the beams, the beams broke (and yes, I
> reinforced the beams before I started)! I had to use hydraulic jacks to
> support the beams while I reinforced them again.
. . .
> Gary, "67 BJ8
> Yucaipa, CA
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