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Old 09-21-2010, 03:09 PM   #1
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I purchased 600' of 12-2 to do my new wiring.
I just went through each room and 'guesstimated' how much it would take. This is the end of the last roll.... all I have left.... all done with the wiring too.

Man, can I call 'em or WHAT? LOL

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well, since you are a layman, I guess that much waste is acceptable

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well, since you are a layman, I guess that much waste is acceptable
You know we have that much or more in every room!

Good job!
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You best hang on to that piece, you may need it to change out something.
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well, since you are a layman, I guess that much waste is acceptable
As my ol' Grandpappy always used to say... he'd always say "Better to be a smarta$$, than a dumba$$...."

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Old 09-21-2010, 04:23 PM   #6
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and that's just the jacket, right?
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Old 09-21-2010, 04:34 PM   #7
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You know we have that much or more in every room!

Good job!
I don't!!!




but then I don't use NM either.

now I'm going to wait for DM's next post where he remembered something and needs 23 feet but has to buy a 100' roll.

I have forgotten to add:

good job DM

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and that's just the jacket, right?
Nope, it's solid wire, not just the jacket.

Thanks nap... it was likely more 'good luck' rather than any involved math or any other skills. LOL

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I think I'll use it to decorate my next 'magic box'! I'll strip it down to bare wire, hook it to my drill and twist it like a rope, then inlay it in the wood. Po)

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That's awful impressive!

I'm so conservative, I usually wind up being 2" short at the boxes.
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I'm so conservative, I usually wind up being 2" short at the boxes.
I can rent you a wire stretcher to take care of that. I'll send my apprentice out to find it right now. He should be back in no time.

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Old 09-21-2010, 06:01 PM   #12
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Pure luck.
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The NM you have there you just got lucky most case I never buy too short at all always get extra ya never know what you will run into.

One service call I have to order a new conductors and one guy asked me how many meters the conductor I want and I told him 150 meter worth and by time I got done I only have 3 meter left over so it was not too bad.

That guy look at me and kinda fabbsergahed and he ask me did I use the tape mesure to figure it out I reply Non.,,, I go by the numbers of sticks { EMT } I used that how I know the number.

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I can rent you a wire stretcher to take care of that. I'll send my apprentice out to find it right now. He should be back in no time.
anytime now.
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Old 09-22-2010, 09:03 AM   #15
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Thats the same length of wire I show my boss as I hide the actual left overs.

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