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WIRE PRICES #65916
05/16/06 06:09 AM
05/16/06 06:09 AM
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northstar  Offline OP
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Long Island, New York
how an you bid a project with the constant rise in wire right now.as of 5/15/06 monday 12/2 MC is at $660.00 per thousand here on long island... thats 165.00 per coil. (THANKS CHINA) how about you guys around the country what kind of numbers.

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Re: WIRE PRICES #65917
05/16/06 07:42 PM
05/16/06 07:42 PM
HotLine1  Offline

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Brick, NJ USA
Northstar:
There's a price trail going in the 'romex' thread, not much said for MC.

I posted $16+ foot for 600Kcmil THHN Cu last week. That was the $$ I was quoted Thurs/Fri last week.

John


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Re: WIRE PRICES #65918
05/16/06 11:11 PM
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GEC-1  Offline
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Covington, Georgia USA
All projects that I bid I let them know the the prices are subject to change daily, depending on the price of wire. I bid a large job a few months ago, and now they are ready to start. When the contractor called me, I told him that the price would be adjusted. Since he is a professional, he understood, and asked me to give an estimate for the extra cost, so he could pass this information to the customer.

Re: WIRE PRICES #65919
05/17/06 11:33 PM
05/17/06 11:33 PM
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DougW  Offline
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North Chicago, IL
I was quoted $0.69/ft for #8 AWG yesterday, and found a 500' roll of it at a box store for $134. Needless to say, I bought it...

As far as bidding the job, I'd simply include a caveat / disclaimer about "due to the fluctuations in the copper and steel commodity markets, these prices are effective the date of bid only..."

[This message has been edited by DougW (edited 05-17-2006).]

Re: WIRE PRICES #65920
05/18/06 07:17 AM
05/18/06 07:17 AM
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FountainGuy  Offline
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Lawrenceville,GA, U.S.A
Prices on copper tube and brass pipe have also been going through the roof. I heard that part of the reason is because of miner strikes in South America.

Re: WIRE PRICES #65921
05/20/06 09:13 AM
05/20/06 09:13 AM
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derater  Offline
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On my work (resi only), I amend the bid w/ a wire surcharge line saying rates were determined 01-01-06.Difference between wire prices then and now is the surcharge. Tracking how much wire used is the trick. I use some rough estimates for examples. Customers can check out the copper problem and I encourage them to do so.

Re: WIRE PRICES #65922
05/20/06 04:26 PM
05/20/06 04:26 PM
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derater  Offline
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On my work (resi only), I amend the bid w/ a wire surcharge line saying rates were determined 01-01-06.Difference between wire prices then and now is the surcharge. Tracking how much wire used is the trick. I use some rough estimates for examples. Customers can check out the copper problem and I encourage them to do so.

Re: WIRE PRICES #65923
06/12/06 01:08 AM
06/12/06 01:08 AM
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DougW  Offline
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North Chicago, IL
Just saw 14 AWG(sol) Cu for $39/500 and 12AWG(sol) Cu for $69/500 at the box store today.
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Re: WIRE PRICES #65924
06/12/06 01:52 AM
06/12/06 01:52 AM
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Sixer  Offline
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Posts: 265
Canada
I mainly work T&M now and do very few quotes, but I do have a clause on my quote:
Due to a volatile market, we reserve the right to bill for materials at the prices in effect at the time of delivery.


Sixer

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Re: WIRE PRICES #65925
06/21/06 04:52 AM
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32VAC  Offline
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Posts: 202
Alice Springs, NT, Australia
Copper prices have risen 81% in Australia since 1 Jan 06 according to a flier that was bandied around my fathers work last week. A roll of 1.5mm2 twin switch wire was AU$108.80 from the wholesaler in Alice Springs about 3 weeks ago, supposedly has increased since then.


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