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The difference between I beam and h beam is the flange. The I beam has a slant flange and the H beam has a flat flange. As a reference look at a channel, they have a slant flange and a angle iron who has a flat flange.
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both beams can be used in any position
trolley are of many types and not necessarily inter-changeable.
beams can be tricky when doing arch turns, more cost. tubular is a snap.
if the need is no so heavy, internal trolley channel can be used and it also is favorable to turns.
this is like a box beam with a groove cut out one side, trolley tracks in side the channel. you will see large doors hung this way. my "x" shop doors were like that till i had to redo them and went swinging hinge.
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