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I had 3 romex reels when I did residential. Until I discovered I could order the wire on 2000 foot reels. I had one for each 14-2, 14-3, 12-2, and 10-3. All of the SE cable was also on big reels. I tied all of this under my ladder rack on my pick up and never parked it where I could not see it or in the garage. Saved money, pull what you needed and then re roll the spool and tie it off for driving.
 
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I dread the day our NMD or AC90 isnt sold on reels. I know it will happen as a cost savings for the manufacturer but sure as f%& it'll be more labour in the field
 

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I mentioned this before in the Over or Under thread. That's exactly what I do with CAT6 or RG6 for new construction.

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Why would anybody stack up that many reels to pull cables? One can only cut in so many boxes at once.

Is it cheaper to buy in reels rather than coils? Here it is the same price per foot whether you buy 250' coil, 1000' reel, or 2500' reel. I rather use coils. They are lighter and I can bring it into existing houses.
 

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Where would you have that many home runs going to the same place? Two or three, yeah, but not that many.
I agree that it's crazy, but, 8 runs could be pulled for a kitchen and dining room. Sometimes the Great Room is included in the open concept ranches going up around here that are 30'x50' wide before you hit a bedroom or bathroom.

I think 8 reels will jam up somehow and just waste labor.
 

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I always used 1000 footers, until they got too heavy. Then it was 250s. I鈥檇 say the video is fake. Where would you have that many home runs going to the same place? Two or three, yeah, but not that many.
I wouldn't do that with Romex. Most maybe two reels at a time that I could move around to rope a room or part of a house.

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Maybe the OP is one of them new Social Influencers and just wants you to subscribe to his site. Then he gets paid to post stupid stuff.
 

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Maybe the OP is one of them new Social Influencers and just wants you to subscribe to his site. Then he gets paid to post stupid stuff.
Na, I was just xirious how all you guys do it. I recorded this video about 5 years ago. I so even more now, sometimes upwards of 15 home runs at a time. We wire 4,000+ sqft homes a lot.
 

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Why would anybody stack up that many reels to pull cables? One can only cut in so many boxes at once.

Is it cheaper to buy in reels rather than coils? Here it is the same price per foot whether you buy 250' coil, 1000' reel, or 2500' reel. I rather use coils. They are lighter and I can bring it into existing houses.
I stopped buying 1000ft reels a long time ago. My back is much happier too.
 

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Na, I was just xirious how all you guys do it. I recorded this video about 5 years ago. I so even more now, sometimes upwards of 15 home runs at a time. We wire 4,000+ sqft homes a lot.
I very rarely run NM. But I do have a couple of old chandeliers that I hang and let spin to unwind the NM when I have to. Cost me zero and does the same thing.
 

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I love the 1,000 ft reels. I have enough reel jacks to do what you see in the video, but I usually only setup 2 or 3 sets.
14-2, 12-2, 14-3.
 
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When I did access control, I had 14 wires in 6 cables going to one door. Then they came out with the composite banana cable which even had spare pairs. When you are pulling to 6 doors down one hallway, the banana cable is expensive but is hard to beat labor wise.
 

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Why would anybody stack up that many reels to pull cables? One can only cut in so many boxes at once.

Is it cheaper to buy in reels rather than coils? Here it is the same price per foot whether you buy 250' coil, 1000' reel, or 2500' reel. I rather use coils. They are lighter and I can bring it into existing houses.
Less scrap
 
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