I with you guys.... I just paid $5.37/ft for 2" rigid.... On a similar note, if anyone here lives close to an "OSH, or Orchard Supply Hardware" I went to one in Los Angeles & their conduit was still priced "4 months ago!" 1/2 emt $.99/10' 3/4 emt $1.59/10' and so on.... I have no idea if you'll find it that way at any other location, but Im assuming their pricing is from corporate
PS.. OSH on San Vicente & Venice Blvd's in LA is out of 1/2 through 1 inch EMT..
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Doug... I already cleaned that place out on emt & a few rolls of #12 THHN... They only had about 1500' of 1/2" & 1100 of 3/4" in the building... My van was sagging dramatically with all this loaded in.. I need to hit a different OSH next time
PS... Would I be a bad person if I returned some of that 1/2" emt to "the big orange box" for $3/stick & bought new tools?
When I was at a few home center stores I noticed that 2" rigid was $ 56.00 a stick but near it was 2" Galvinized plumbing pipe for $ 28.00 a stick. I know we get a threaded coupling on our pipe and it is "listed" but what is the real differance? Why is our ridgid double the price of galvinized plumbing pipe?
Around here I don't see much galvinized plumbing pipe used. Maybe it is left over from last year.
Has anyone ever cheated with plumbing pipe. What about using plumbing nipples?
I'll confess to using a plumbing nipple to run to an outdoor (RT) box through a wall when I first started out. I just ran a 1/2 round file through the inside to make sure it was smooth and fixed it up snug...
I was talking with my supplier, and he told me he'd found some old tickets from his former family EC business, and back in '94, 1/2" EMT was $0.12/ft. He said that the market never really adjusted over time; just now they're doing it in spades.