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.
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.
Re: cost of wire#67878 07/20/0605:58 PM07/20/0605:58 PM
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.
Re: cost of wire#67883 07/21/0608:23 AM07/21/0608:23 AM
"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.