Golf Junkie I do not have the experience bidding jobs with thousands of feet of mc.
But I have installed about 50,000 feet of the stuff.
I dont think it is as easy as which is cheaper. Because that is a loaded question. Use MC in studwalls for any single runs. Might go as far as to buy 12-3, 12-4. But then you get into a lot of extra[waste] depending on the job.
But as far as single runs in studs buy the 2500' on the spool set it up and make money all day.
Probably not what you were after but some mc labor #'s are a fantasy if you need 10 different rolls for one job. It also grows legs like nothing else I have ever seen.
Re: $$ MC - vs - EMT#25468 05/15/0307:16 AM05/15/0307:16 AM
We use lots of M/C cable, and as for what it's worth, wouldn't have it any other way. Your "price per opening" reduction in cost seems about right. (You'll really notice the labor cost go down in wood construction). Make sure the crew understands the cost involved in material, though. There's a tendency for guys to pull off way too much cable, then cut off the tail and leave it on the floor, creating a lot of waste. Homeruns and straight shots are still better done in EMT, but for walls and lighting, the M/C can't be beat...S