How do you mount a garage hoist?

Can I put a hoist in my garage?

Putting a hoist in your garage is definitely possible, but it may take a little research on your part. If your garage ceiling can support the weight, an electric ceiling hoist is a great economical choice for most homeowners.

How much weight can a ceiling joist hold?

Simple – 9 lbs per square foot. If your chair does not weigh over 9 pounds—you can hang one on a joist for every foot of length. This is based on a attic floor which is designed by code to support 10 pounds per square foot and then subtracting 1 pound for ceiling weight. You should have no problem with this.

How much weight can I hang from my garage rafters?

If you have another floor above your garage, the ceilingfloor structure can usually support up to 40 lbs/SqFt (including the weight of the floor above it). If you do not have another floor above, the ceiling trusses may only be able to hang a maximum of 10 lbs/SqFt.

How tall does a garage need to be for a hoist?

If you want to install a typical 2-post or 4-post lift in your garage, you need a ceiling that’s higher than 11 feet. While you can get a 2- or 4-post lift that works with a lower ceiling, almost all these lifts are not ANSI certified.

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How high does a shed need to be for a hoist?

IDEAL HEIGHT FOR THE BEST HOIST

In an ideal world, you’ll want the 4-tonne clear floor 4000CF. This is the most popular option, but unless you’ve got a particularly high roof or build your shed specifically to fit, you’ll run into clearance issues at 3821mm high.