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#67875 - 07/20/06 01:59 PM cost of wire
Bert66 Offline

Registered: 11/01/04
Posts: 78
Loc: Belle Chasse, La. USA
Guy's I'm interested in knowing what the price of a 1000' spool of romex is running in your area. Here in S. Louisiana the cost of 12/2 is around $480 and 14/2 is around $330. Seems like after the hurricane the price of everything went through the roof.

Romex wire has almost gone up 300% in the last 2 1/2 to 3 years.

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#67876 - 07/20/06 02:09 PM Re: cost of wire
Tom Offline

Registered: 01/01/01
Posts: 1069
Loc: Shinnston, WV USA
I hardly use Romex anymore, but 12-2 MC is running about $510 a thousand, which is about 250% more than I was paying last summer.

Priced any zinc die cast fittings lately? Can't call them cheap anymore, some cost more than steel.


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#67877 - 07/20/06 02:20 PM Re: cost of wire
circuit man Offline

Registered: 11/05/01
Posts: 287
Loc: saluda,s.c.
here in south carolina a 1000 feet of 12-2/wgr is $360 14-2/wgr about $240 per 1000 ft. 250 ft of 12-2 is $92 & $60 for 14-2. it has dropped about $9 in the last couple of weeks.this is at the big box store.

#67878 - 07/20/06 02:58 PM Re: cost of wire
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Registered: 06/11/05
Posts: 823
Loc: Rahway, New Jersey
Garwood, New Jersey:

Supply House

250' of 12/2 non-metallic sheathed cable - $95.00

250' of 12/2 metallic-clad cable - $155.00

Home Depot

" " $91.00

" " $128.00

#67879 - 07/20/06 07:20 PM Re: cost of wire
Lostazhell Offline

Registered: 02/21/04
Posts: 1248
Loc: Bakersfield, CA (Originally Or...
From a purchase made today, 1/0 CU THHN $27.18/FT!!!!

#67880 - 07/20/06 07:22 PM Re: cost of wire
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Registered: 07/20/04
Posts: 9023
Loc: Estero,Fl,usa
My favorite builder just got the estimate for a service lateral 90' in 3" RNC with three 350 Kcmil thhn copper ... $16,000. They said it is mostly wire.
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#67881 - 07/20/06 10:44 PM Re: cost of wire
SolarPowered Offline

Registered: 07/05/04
Posts: 615
Loc: Palo Alto, CA, USA
I observe that Fox Electric Supply is currently listing 350 MCM THHN for about $7.34 a foot. Call the above scenario 100 feet with terminations, that makes 100*3*$7.34 = $2,202.

#67882 - 07/21/06 04:13 AM Re: cost of wire
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Registered: 09/03/05
Posts: 206
Loc: Cat Spring, TX
A little off topic, but since copper went up, people have been stealing everything from air conditioning tubing to the copper stored in our warehouses. They even steal the grounds off our power poles.
But they caught at least one of them the other day. Well....not caught. He was still laying on top of the 12.5 Kv breaker he climbed up on with his cutting tools to steal the copper while it was energized.
No....he he did not survive.

#67883 - 07/21/06 05:23 AM Re: cost of wire
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Registered: 05/04/05
Posts: 44
Loc: Florida, USA
1000MCM 15KV 133% sh cable:
$ 30.00/ft

#67884 - 07/21/06 03:22 PM Re: cost of wire
Fred Offline

Registered: 04/30/01
Posts: 461
Loc: Straughn, IN 47387
"From a purchase made today, 1/0 CU THHN $27.18/FT!!!"
You got hosed! 500kcmil CU is only(ha, ha)$10.77 per ft. here.
12-2 per 100'= $369.00. I have a job coming up requiring 3000' of 500kcmil. They want me to quote it now and stick to my price when installation happens in 3-4 weeks. I said pay for the wire now and I'll hold my labor charges where they are for 90 days. I'm not the bank.

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