Veteran contributors to JLC’sRough Framing Expert Forum advise a new member about his plans to lift a heavy beam into place .

We need to lift a glulam beam. It will rest 20 feet above the floor and will be 26 feet long. It’s 5 1/2" wide and 17" tall. Estimated weight is 600 pounds. My son and I have lifted 400-pound beams into place before using block-and-tackle and I think we can do it again. We’ll have six people on this job.

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