In my garage I want to put in an I beam that would support a hoist. This beam will be supporting at most 1 ton. The distance between the two cinder block walls is 10' 8"
1. Should I fab up some plates, weld them to the end of the I beam, then attach with tap-cons?
2. Or should I purchase two 4" diameter schedule 80 steel pipes to bear the load using the walls to resist movement horizontally?