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diystephen 11-24-2012 02:48 PM

Where do you source your residential electrical wire?
 
Sort of an informal poll for those in any biz (or even DIY'er) using quantities of electrical wire normally found in a residential setting (NM, THHN, MC, etc.) Please list the type of wire, and where you source from.

ddawg16 11-24-2012 02:51 PM

I've shopped around....unless your buying a boat load....HD is just about as cheap.....

user1007 11-24-2012 03:05 PM

I got as cheap as a box store from my lighting and electrical supply house.

neo565 11-24-2012 04:24 PM

I often use mineral insulated cables from the local electrical supply.

rjniles 11-24-2012 04:27 PM

Big box store for boxes of NM. Electrical supply for cut lengths of THWN & SE(R). Also have bought on line and storage locker auctions.

bobelectric 11-24-2012 07:50 PM

Supply house .They deliver right to my shop.Just a fax away.

Speedy Petey 11-25-2012 07:53 AM

My supply houses are about as cheap as the big box stores. Not that I care, I use supply houses almost exclusively.

user1007 11-25-2012 08:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Speedy Petey (Post 1059828)
My supply houses are about as cheap as the big box stores. Not that I care, I use supply houses almost exclusively.

:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:If we do not support them all we will have left are box stores selling us crap and at whatever price point they desire. And your local supply houses pay full taxes, usually treat their employees well and with full time status, and give something back to the community when asked. Employees know what they are selling too!

J. V. 11-25-2012 10:34 AM

Box stores seem to have better prices on #14 and #12 NM. But it seems supply house beats them with cut wire. If I need any THHN and its bigger than #10, I get a quote from the supply house. In most every case they will beat the store. But only on individual wire like THHN and in sizes larger than #10.

J. V. 11-25-2012 10:40 AM

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Originally Posted by sdsester (Post 1059832)
:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:If we do not support them all we will have left are box stores selling us crap and at whatever price point they desire. And your local supply houses pay full taxes, usually treat their employees well and with full time status, and give something back to the community when asked. Employees know what they are selling too!

I disagree on most of your points.
Supply houses sell crap to.
Box stores pay taxes the same as any other store.
Box stores while not having the most experienced employees, seem to take care of them.
I have never seen a supply house give anything away unless its a raffle type deal. Box stores are always donating materials to good causes.

There are some good things about supply houses.
Should you need a 1500 amp fuse at 2:00 am on Christmas morning, you might have it within two days. HD does not sell this fuse and the supply house has to order it..
And they can usually give you a better price on larger wire.


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