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What's the best reel for 250' spools of NM wire? I've got the ones made by Carlon but I'm looking for something a little more sturdy.
 

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Wire that doesn't come on a spool makes no sense.. even our smallest wires and wire lengths will come on a metal or plastic spool.
Well Frunkster, you don't make a whole lot of sense either. I guess here in the States we're greener then that. We can buy 1000' rolls on a reel but the 250' ones are much easier to handle. Plastic reels end up in landfills or incinerators where they contribute to polluting our delicate environment.
 

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Well Frunkster, you don't make a whole lot of sense either. I guess here in the States we're greener then that. We can buy 1000' rolls on a reel but the 250' ones are much easier to handle. Plastic reels end up in landfills or incinerators where they contribute to polluting our delicate environment.
then we have to shovel the global warming all winter
 

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Well Frunkster, you don't make a whole lot of sense either. I guess here in the States we're greener then that. We can buy 1000' rolls on a reel but the 250' ones are much easier to handle. Plastic reels end up in landfills or incinerators where they contribute to polluting our delicate environment.
We use 150M (500'). On a good day we'll strap it to the studs with a piece of EMT. On a normal day, we'll just hang it from the studs with a piece of cable.

We're primitive :) .
 

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How do you guys pull multiple cables at once? I can put 3 or 4 rolls on a piece of pipe, and pull them at the same time.

And who buys 250ft anyway.. 500ft is cheaper! Oh and recycle the plastic and metal spools after they're used up.

I don't think a HO would be too appreciative of cutting the drywall out to hang a reel from a stud in a remodel :jester:
I use one of these:

 
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