Turning Archive 2005

Subject:
Slightly OT - 2-by beam capacity

Tony Shaftel
>I need to mount an overhead track for my Harbor Freight hoist on 2x4 or 2x6 crosspieces between roof beams. The 2-by length will be 56". The track will attach to the centers of two crosspieces. Does anyone know where I can find the load capacity at the center of such a crosspiece? I can double them up if necessary but it would be nice to know in advance what is really required.

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