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#65897 - 05/15/06 05:09 PM Other copper supplies pricing
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Registered: 03/28/01
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Loc: Bucks County PA
One of my customers is a plumber / builder.
He was not happy with a recent price increase, but he seems to understand.
Does anyone know if copper pipe has increased as sharply as copper cables?

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#65898 - 05/15/06 06:08 PM Re: Other copper supplies pricing
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Registered: 12/24/00
Posts: 4226
Loc: Fullerton, CA USA
My plumber friend says that he's in the same boat as we are.

He's raised his new resi rough bid prices from $650 a fixture to $900, his bids are valid for 1 day.and he calls for his copper prices daily.

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#65899 - 05/16/06 04:29 AM Re: Other copper supplies pricing
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electure,

Thanks buddy!

I was feeling a little "leaned-on". Now I know he is fully aware of the reality of copper prices. He is fairly successful, and I'm sure he is raising his prices accordingly.

John

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#65900 - 05/16/06 02:04 PM Re: Other copper supplies pricing
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Registered: 06/11/05
Posts: 823
Loc: Rahway, New Jersey
I heard a plumber saying a 1/2" stick of copper sold for $95 this morning.

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#65901 - 05/16/06 02:40 PM Re: Other copper supplies pricing
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Registered: 06/17/01
Posts: 164
Loc: Cedar City, Utah
A few months ago I bought a bunch of 3/4" copper for 64.00/C and Friday I was paying 108.00/C. Fittings are just as rediculous. 1" tees are about $6 now...
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#65902 - 05/16/06 02:42 PM Re: Other copper supplies pricing
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Registered: 02/06/03
Posts: 938
Loc: Wi/ Paris France { France for ...
QUOI ???

95 bucks for a stick or bundle of half inch copper tubing ?? if that a single 10 foot stick of copper tubing i think i just about fell off the chair on the price but i can understand anything with copper [ can be wire or piping etc ] sure will have big spike of price increasement


merci, marc
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#65903 - 05/16/06 03:38 PM Re: Other copper supplies pricing
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Registered: 01/04/05
Posts: 305
Loc: Maryland USA
I just checked the local Home depot web site
type " M" ( medium wall)
1" --> $ 33..4
3/4 --> $ 18.53
1/2" --> $ 12.00

these are 10' lengths
.
Type " L" ( thin Wall ) is a liitle less
But being an electrician I'm not real sure of the difference. (I used plastic when I built my house )

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#65904 - 05/16/06 04:55 PM Re: Other copper supplies pricing
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Luckyshadow :

thanks for explaining little more clear on this one i was rather spooked at first but i guess i did not drink the coffee at first place before i read this

Merci, Marc
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#65905 - 05/16/06 05:09 PM Re: Other copper supplies pricing
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Registered: 01/01/06
Posts: 567
Loc: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Ya I was going to say $95 for a single length of 1/2" copper??? Something isnt right....

If I remember I will look at Home depot tonight and see what the various sizes are worth where I am.... I am in need of some
1 1/2" copper and fittings for my pool.. Last I saw I think it was $34 Canadian for a 12 foot length... I will look and see what the smaller sizes are though...

A.D

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#65906 - 05/16/06 05:59 PM Re: Other copper supplies pricing
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Registered: 07/05/04
Posts: 615
Loc: Palo Alto, CA, USA
Lucky,

"M" is thinwall.
"L" is medium.
"K" is heavy.

Since they tend to sell a lot of "M" for residential use, it may be that "M" is at the current price, and the "L" was stocked when it was less expensive. (I almost wrote "cheaper," but that word somehow doesn't seem to fit .)

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