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#221723 04/22/22 11:22 AM
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Any of the contractors here having issues getting materials??

How about the local utility co. (POCO) having delays??

I'm hearing a lot of issues for the last few weeks.


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I hear supplies are tight but the biggest complaint is the price. If you don't have the materials on hand, your bid might be low. I saw a roll of 12/2 Romex for $180 the other day at a big box store. Yikes.


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Issues I have heard of

175 KW generator for new surgi center 48-52 weeks
200 amp meter pans, very hard to come by, even the POCO is short supply
Dry transformers, supplies are very limited, and lead times are long.
Some resi PVC device boxes are unavailable.

etc


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Just saw 12/2 Romex $165/Roll @ HD.

They're locking it up now blink


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Wow, Bill at HD?


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Originally Posted by HotLine1
Wow, Bill at HD?

Yup, they had a cage around it. Glad I'm not doing new Residential, I think the most I ever paid for a roll of 12/2 when I had to go to HD was like $32/250ft

Crazy to be in that Business now!!
dunno

Don't know how anyone can Bid on those jobs now...


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Originally Posted by Bill Addiss
Just saw 12/2 Romex $165/Roll @ HD.

They're locking it up now blink

Because people were tossing in a shopping basket & rolling out the front door without paying for it at big box stores, you either stop it or go out of business.

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That may be more of a California thing. We have not decriminalized shoplifting in Florida. They don't have a problem arresting people here. We still have people rolling carts full of merchandise out the door but the pictures are on the news and they catch a lot of them ... usually driving back to Miami.


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1st time I saw a video of that type of theft the vid was taken in a Lowe's in Oregon.

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Recently saw a theft article here for $3200 in 'wire' (probably Romex) from the Orange Box. Was put into a stolen SUV, and the thief got caught.

An interesting theft was some brave (stupid or skilled) thief cut the 4160 volt primaries from a mat transformer pad, then cut the secondaries from the pots to the buss that went thru the wall. Guess it was about $150-$200 in scrap value. Now, the bldg. owner needs a new service!


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