Shed Gambrel setups?

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  1. Lastoneout

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    Trying to install a gambrel for deer skinning etc in the shed who has done this? Pics? How would you go about reinforcing a truss like this ?

    I was going to just put two eye bolts in each 2x4, but I don’t wanna bring the roof down lol.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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    Maybe reinforce the truss from the floor up similarly to that of a garage door?

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    Yeah I wouldn't trust just a 2x4.
     
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    I built a grambel with a 600lb manual hoist and chain in my garage. I mounted mine into a 4" X 4" cross beam. I would buy a 4" x 4" that will run the width of the shed and put that up for a grambel and hoist set up.
     
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    In my garage which has similar trusses to your shed I cut 2x4 blocks and screwed in between the gussets at the peak. Then I glued and screwed 3 2x6s together and screwed them to those blocks. Its distributing the weight over several trusses. You could put one in the whole length of the shed if you wanted. I just put a chain around this and hooked my hoist to that.
     
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    Hey thanks for the replies gents, I reinforced the truss. I think it’ll be fine now lol.[​IMG]


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    That looks great but if it were me I would still want to distribute the load to the other trusses too.
     
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    I like the idea of the 4x4 spanned across the stud walls. Also, I don't think I would want to hang a deer from that dinky eye bolt. You will likely be yanking the hide off the deer which can take some serious pulling. Chain wrapped around the beam would be better.
     
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    I’m about to do something similar, I got a winch off Craigslist for $20 now I just need to figure out how to mount it without bringing down the garage.


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    I got an Amish buddy said this would work not gonna argue with Amish man who used to do this for a living

    Although I agree more support would be better.


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    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]. I got this hoist off Craigslist for $20.


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