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Re: PVC Conduit Shortage??? #57365 10/15/05 10:11 AM
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DougW Offline
Here in Chicago area "Big Orange" doesn;t carry Non metallic conduit (PVC) - lots of Romex & pipe. I have to go to Menard's (a regional home improvement store) to get it.

BTW, it's still pretty affordable.

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Re: PVC Conduit Shortage??? #57366 10/15/05 10:17 AM
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Electric Eagle Offline
My supply house called me yesterday to say if I needed any PVC, I better buy it now. They are running out and can't get any more or what they can get is double their old price.

Re: PVC Conduit Shortage??? #57367 10/15/05 01:42 PM
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macmikeman Offline
quote"I suspect that in the warmer areas (Arizona, Southern California) the oversize pipe helps ventilate and cool the service latteral."

I suspect that if they just used a bigger size conductor than they do, they could do an even better job of cooling their service latteral's.

Re: PVC Conduit Shortage??? #57368 10/15/05 06:36 PM
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ShockMe77 Offline
I stopped by the supply house yesterday and asked about the shortage. My boss knew nothing about any shortage but seemed impressed that I was aware of something like this (thanks ECN). But the guy at the supply house told me that 100' of 1/2" PVC was jumping from $18.00 to $32.00 some time next week. He didn't know price increases for 2" though.

Re: PVC Conduit Shortage??? #57369 10/21/05 09:18 PM
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distributor x Offline
The shortage hit Canada this week.

Quotes will only be honoured by the manufacturers for a few days.

Prices will go up approx 25% in the next couple of weeks.

The supply of PVC products is being rationed to the distibutors, to prevent hording.

Also, non-metalic conduit & fittings will be increasing by 25 - 40%

Re: PVC Conduit Shortage??? #57370 10/27/05 09:59 PM
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Sandro Offline
Yeah, we got notice a few days ago about the price increase. We just ordered a boatload of pvc to stock in the warehouse for now.

Is this a temporary rise?

Re: PVC Conduit Shortage??? #57371 10/28/05 02:49 AM
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dmattox Offline
My boss just sent a massive change order on one of our jobs. We were paying $1.60 / ft of 4" in July. Our last bill was just under $7 / ft!!!

Re: PVC Conduit Shortage??? #57372 10/28/05 04:00 PM
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Tesla Offline
It is temporary, for sure. The question is how long....

Bill it as it plays.

Re: PVC Conduit Shortage??? #57373 10/28/05 10:56 PM
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fewellcrew Offline
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I work at a distributor. It's gotten so we put the PVC inside and the trucks outside.

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