> My garage has 11' ceilings with wood joist and 2 2x12s
> the center beam.
> Can anyone help me with advice on how to mount the hoist
> the joist so it will be strong enough to hold 250-300 lbs.
What I did in my old shop was attach a 10ft long piece of 4"
I beam to the rafters.
In my case the shop was an old barn and the rafters fairly
heavy, I just attached it to each rafter to spread out the
load. I had a small trolley mounted on the beam. It didn't
go side to side, but you could pick up a motor and pull it
ahead because the hoist was on that trolley. It was very
handy and didn't take up any room. The hoist I used wasn't
very heavy so I could hook it on or off easily. Came in
handy for loading things in the back of a pick up too. For
me it also worked better than a cherry picker because the
cement floor in that old barn wasn't very smooth.