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I am interested in suspending a steel beam to make a gantry

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i am interested in suspending a steel beam to make a gantry type of hoist. i plan to move metal sheets that are 5 x 10 up to a weight of 2000 pounds. the mounting points are an existing steel building with red iron main supports. the points of attachment will be 25 feet from beam to beam on the roof.
JA: OK. Is there anything else important you think the Structural Engineer should know?
Customer: no
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 4 months ago.
Hello
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 4 months ago.
I can help.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 4 months ago.
Do you need to know what size beam you need to span the 25'?
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Just tell me the beam size to carry this load over the 25 foot span that's all I need at this time
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Any more delay and I cancel my request
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 4 months ago.
You just answered my question two minutes ago
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 4 months ago.
You need a W8x24 beam ASTM A992 Gr. 50 steel beam