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#65916 - 05/16/06 06:09 AM WIRE PRICES  
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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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#65917 - 05/16/06 07:42 PM Re: WIRE PRICES  
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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.

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#65918 - 05/16/06 11:11 PM Re: WIRE PRICES  
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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.


#65919 - 05/17/06 11:33 PM Re: WIRE PRICES  
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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..."

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#65920 - 05/18/06 07:17 AM Re: WIRE PRICES  
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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.


#65921 - 05/20/06 09:13 AM Re: WIRE PRICES  
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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.


#65922 - 05/20/06 04:26 PM Re: WIRE PRICES  
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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.


#65923 - 06/12/06 01:08 AM Re: WIRE PRICES  
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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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#65924 - 06/12/06 01:52 AM Re: WIRE PRICES  
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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.


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#65925 - 06/21/06 04:52 AM Re: WIRE PRICES  
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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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