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Old 06-15-2014, 11:21 PM   #1
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Thinking of getting a buddy to help do the electrical in a new construction. I heard lowes does some kind of bulk building discount but you have to scan all the stuff your going to need ahead of time to put it on the list for them to send off and see what the discount will be. I was just wondering if anyone had a generic list to help with this. From what i heard, you cant add stuff later.

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are you talking ROUGH electrical? If so the list can and will vary GREATLY depending on needs, layout, 125v or 240v etc etc etc. Everything from single gang boxes, wire (once again depending on the use/plans it could be 10/2 12/2 14/2 etc etc), 3 gang, breakers, switches of all flavors... LENGTHS of wire, plates, fire foam to seal penetrations, staples, and of course the AMOUNT of what all of each is needed.

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And for the record, lowes and depot usually only run a discount if your at or above the $2500 mark, OR you are a contractor on their list...
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Yea I was just hoping there would be some kind of generic list to make sure I didn't forget anything. It will definitely be above $2500. Probably talking $7000 to $10,000 just basing off some friends that recently built and did their own electrical.
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I would go to an electric supply house if you have that option.
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Put your entire list together and then take it to a couple of supply houses as well as the big-box stores and see you give you the best price! I think you may be surprised.
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Yea I was just hoping there would be some kind of generic list to make sure I didn't forget anything. It will definitely be above $2500. Probably talking $7000 to $10,000 just basing off some friends that recently built and did their own electrical.
Do what? Just how big is this house?

I'm just finishing up a 2-story addition to my house including new 200A SD panel. I doubt I have much more than $1500 in material into the whole project.....and I added 2 bedrooms...2 bathrooms...family room....and I had to tie the existing house into the new load center.
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6000 sq ft.
80 recessed lights + trim > $1000
5000 ft of 12-2 wire > $1000
Other size wire probably $1000
Two 200 amp panels (indoor / outdoor)
Breakers
Light switches
Receptacles
Covers
Light bulbs
Etc...
Its a lot of stuff.
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6000 sq ft.
80 recessed lights + trim > $1000
5000 ft of 12-2 wire > $1000
Other size wire probably $1000
Two 200 amp panels (indoor / outdoor)
Breakers
Light switches
Receptacles
Covers
Light bulbs
Etc...
Its a lot of stuff.
That's a big house....I assumed you were talking raw materials.....when pricing actual lights...you can go as cheap as $20/light...or $100/light....

But if your building a house that big? Not sure why your worried about bulk pricing....it's about par to owning a Rolls Royce and price shopping for an oil change.
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Agree withddawg.Could not even answer if we wanted to with out knowing your location and whole lot more info
I'm a contractor and the last discount I got at the big box was $35 on a $2800 order.
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6000 sq ft.
80 recessed lights + trim > $1000
5000 ft of 12-2 wire > $1000
Other size wire probably $1000
Two 200 amp panels (indoor / outdoor)
Breakers
Light switches
Receptacles
Covers
Light bulbs
Etc...
Its a lot of stuff.
Why so much 12/2?
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Agree withddawg.Could not even answer if we wanted to with out knowing your location and whole lot more info
I'm a contractor and the last discount I got at the big box was $35 on a $2800 order.
Whoopty Do!!!!
You need to kick/scream harder/louder!
I spent $2400.00 a while back on 2 whirl pool tubs for a friend of mine at menards,got the contractor sales manager to drop it to $2000.00 without even breaking a sweat.
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You need to kick/scream harder/louder!
I spent $2400.00 a while back on 2 whirl pool tubs for a friend of mine at menards,got the contractor sales manager to drop it to $2000.00 without even breaking a sweat.
Well...

I spent 2700 on flooring at home despot for a customers home, Know what I got as a discount? NOT A THING!
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Yet another reason not to shop the homeless depot.
I dont do much work anymore , but still managed to get an invite call today from menards for the contractor lunch tomorrow.
If you guys have a menards id definately reccomend checking their prices on materials, I wouldnt pick up most of their tools if they were laying free in the street on the other hand.
If you want decent hand tools id definately reccomend lowes.
The only good thing about the homie depot is their selection of milwaukee corded and cordless tools.
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Hd and lowes have god pricing on wire, supply houses may not be able to meet or match pricing.

Switches and outlets shop around for.

Have not looked at much else, lighting and fixtures are a design choice.

Low voltage wiring for network and tv take a look at monoprice, even with shipping they offer good prices on quality cabling/jacks.

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