Best place to buy service wire for price

dieseldameOctober 7, 2011

I need to buy 100' of 4-4-4-2 service entrance wire to provide 100A service to an old mobile home that's been rewired to code. Does anyone know where to get a decent price for this? I'm in Central Texas.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
petey_racer

An electrical supply house

    Bookmark   October 7, 2011 at 6:43AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
texasredhead

Most Home Depots have a large selection of large spools of a broad range of electrical wire and cable. They will roll off the amount you require. Often electrical supply houses are wholesale to the trade.

    Bookmark   October 9, 2011 at 11:30AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Old.Dan

Regarding "wholesale to trade": you have to ask. I recently bought plumbing supplies from a "Wholesale Plumbing Supply" dealer.

Also, I went to a wholesale electrical supply house and asked "What do you get for xxx' of yyy wire?", the counter man told me, it was better that HD or L... so I bought it. He didn't ask if I were in the trade. I saved a bunch.

    Bookmark   October 9, 2011 at 7:42PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Ron Natalie

The "list" prices are typically DOUBLE what the trade price is. This is usually quoted not just because they want to fleece the amateurs that show up in the stores, but the trade shows the list price when they sell stuff on jobs.

If you can find a supply house to quote you a market price, that is good. Often they will do so if you submit them to bid for something rather than just walking in off the street. You can usually do somewhere between the trade price and list price by having the Borgs (Home Depot, Lowes, etc... ) sell you (or special order) what you want.

    Bookmark   October 9, 2011 at 7:54PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
spencer_electrician

Hah one of my supply houses can't beat HD or L's price half the time. I say, "how much for a CH 20 amp single pole breaker?" They answer, "$13". I say, "They are $6.50 at HD" They say, "We can do $9.00" Western Extralite is much better than that supply house though. I've taken to buy most everything I can at the home stores and the oddities at the supply house. Just the other day the supply house guys were a little hurt when they loaded some 3 inch rigid into my truck with a stack of Siemens panels from L's already in there. I knew there was no way they could even match the price so I didn't give them the chance.

    Bookmark   October 9, 2011 at 9:52PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
mudworm

I will be needing tens, if not more than a hundred, of boxes and wire nuts, etc. besides wires when I rewire our house. I can probably find almost all that I need from the big orange or big blue, but I wonder if there is a better place for me to get the same product a little cheaper. Sounded like local supply house would not be the answer since I'm not a contractor. What about any reputable online stores? Anyone got any recommendations?

    Bookmark   October 10, 2011 at 4:29PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Wiring in a 1 1/2" thick wall cavity
I need to run 12/2 wire thru an existing thin wall....
baker1mich
Oil in Motor of Ironrite Rotary Iron. what do I do now?
Hi, I just bought an old 1946 Ironrite rotary iron...
lucinda002
Grounding Service panel 200amp
Is the new NEC saying to no longer run # 4 copper wire...
36066
Dryer power cord next to vent
My contractor is enlarging the dryer vent hole in the...
phil2015
Code changes
In outlining the electrical layout for our new home,...
mtvhike
Sponsored Products
Vani Modular 2 Seat Right Sectional With Chaise
bryght.com
Gray Maher Rug
$49.99 | zulily
Hand Painted Glass Ensemble ORB/Hrdwr
PLFixtures
Bow Matte Black 12-Inch One Light Pendant with White Marble Glass
$217.80 | Bellacor
Lancer Outdoor Ceiling Fan by Savoy House
$187.20 | Lumens
Cloud Barstool
Italy Design
Furniture of America Mircella 3-Piece Black Leatherette Bedroom Set
Overstock.com
Filament Design Pendants & Hanging Fixtures Providence 1-Light Hanging Outdoor
$87.29 | Home Depot
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™