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Offline Rover

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Best places to get heavy wire.
« on: January 22, 2012, 01:11:15 PM »
I routinely can't find good prices on 6 AWG or larger copper wire. Typically I end going to West Marine, and getting it there. Getting a little tired of bending over at the cash register and uttering "thank you may I have another".

I mean it is great wire , and I use it on my boats , but I don't need fully tinned marine grade.

Where do other people get wire ? Not a box store, unless you like being frustrated and having clerks that might have a seizure at your request,

Rover

(edit... this is for stranded, not solid)
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Re: Best places to get heavy wire.
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2012, 04:08:28 PM »
Have you tired a welding supply store?

Automotive parts supplier?

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Re: Best places to get heavy wire.
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2012, 07:44:24 PM »
Places that deal with semi-trucks sometimes have some serious wire.
Ma & Pa places may be willing to cut a deal since they price it expecting to sell it in 4' pieces instead of X' foot pieces.

Here, a transportation hub, the local NAPA deals in mostly semi-truck parts, and they have big spools of big wire.
But they also get ~ $10 for a 20' coil of yellow single-conductor #18, which I know because sometimes I need it badly.  :'(
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Re: Best places to get heavy wire.
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2012, 06:46:05 AM »
    I buy all that kind of stuff at a local auto parts store.  They are, fairly unique in that they
are not affiliated with any chain, and have a very extensive supplier list. 
 
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Re: Best places to get heavy wire.
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2012, 03:05:53 PM »
Yeah, none of the auto shop around here sell it by the foot, it all prelugged.

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Re: Best places to get heavy wire.
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2012, 09:12:18 PM »
I've bought many spools of wire off FleaBay. Haven't been burned on wire .... yet.

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Re: Best places to get heavy wire.
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2012, 04:53:57 PM »
Tractor Supply sells 4/0 by the 25 foot spool both red and black insulation, the last time I bought it it was 42 bux a spool.
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Re: Best places to get heavy wire.
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2012, 07:31:31 PM »
I can't find the 4/0 cable at tractor supply. Good price, do you have a direct link?
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Re: Best places to get heavy wire.
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2013, 08:39:52 AM »
If you don't mind second hand, Find your local RV Trailer Park Salvage man and you can also get some great tower leads from these guys to because there lucky to get $1.25 at the recyclers. I know this first hand since I could not post so I had no choice but to run in some 90 pounds and cried having to give up a few 36 foot 6g trailer hook up cords for a buck 25 a pond .
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