What a bite in the ass, 25' of AFC 10/2 MC at HD yesterday, over $65, comes to about $2.60 a foot.
You may already know this if the gear is CH/Eaton there is a GO number on a name plate somewhere on the gear. If you can locate that number and call the local office you can get all of the pieces made for bus re manufactured. Then again UL listings and your local AHJ may think differently than that. I mention this only in the amount of time it could save getting the gear back together. I have been told that SQD has something similar, but I do not know for sure.Monday I'm installing a temporary solution to re-energize a warehouse that got it's copper stolen literally out of it's switchgear inside the warehouse... Someone broke in and stole the copper out of the damn switchgear, I hear they cut the busbars out and everything as well, I ain't making it up haha... I'll snag a pic come Monday.
Looks like we're all going to be doing a lot of temporary generators and pulling in new feeds from here on out, get ready!!!
It's the sign of a strong economy starting! They are anticipating high usage for these metals! oil prices have not doubled they are about the same or a slight bit higher and that's because demand is up!Spot price for copper is almost $5. It more than doubled in the last couple months. Steel is at an all time high in history. Oil has doubled in two months. The stock market is tanking as they price in making $1 9 trillion dollars of debt appear with $0.00 in actual value behind it. Sort of like taking out a huge loan to buy your 16 year old kid a Tesla for their first car...total waste of money. This is just the beginning. As inflation kicks in we will see a recession that will make 2009 seem like a minor bump in the road. And then DC will of course say the only solution is $4 trillion in new taxes.
Or supply shortages from facility shutdowns and a recent more restrictive stance on energy production in the US.It's the sign of a strong economy starting! They are anticipating high usage for these metals! oil prices have not doubled they are about the same or a slight bit higher and that's because demand is up!
At the local Westburne, 14/2 is $1.53 per meter ($229.50 for a 150M roll) before discount. As you said though, the difference between what the public pays and what contractors pay isn't massive these daysPublic Pricing (23 April 2021)
14/2 - 150m (500' +/-) = $1.30 / m ($0.39 / foot) = $195 per roll
12/2 - 150m (500' +/-) = $2.06 / m ($0.62 / foot) = $309 per roll
Contractor pricing is not much different right now. Also not a lot of inventory available right now either.