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Does anyone know where I can pick up 1000 feet of 12/3 Electrical wire(romax) for a good price?


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Go to a wholesale supply house. They don't always like to sell to consumers these days but a 1000 foot roll is a wholesale purchase.


Don't count out Lowes and Home Depot either. They still may be cheaper. Some wholesale houses charge retail price to unlicensed consumers. It's not fair IMO but perfectly legal.
 

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When I wired the basement (1250 feet fo 12/2) I found the best prices locally were at HD. Strangely, they were a lot cheaper than Lowes (IME, the two usually are pretty close).
 

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I also found that the price per foot really didn't change much when buying smaller amounts. And why that much 12/3? Couldn't you use 12/2 for some of what you are doing?
 

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You may already know this, but 12/2 has 3 wires (ground, line and neutral and 12/3 has 4 wires (ground, line, neutral and traveller).


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Originally Posted by CJO /forum/post/14205073


You may already know this, but 12/2 has 3 wires (ground, line and neutral and 12/3 has 4 wires (ground, line, neutral and traveller).


CJ

I do know that. That's why I was wondering why for a basement project someone would need that move traveler wire (the "3" in 12/3). I think I used perhaps 100'.
 

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I do know that. That's why I was wondering why for a basement project someone would need that move traveler wire (the "3" in 12/3). I think I used perhaps 100'.

I know you knew that, I was wondering if the OP knew that!



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I know you knew that, I was wondering if the OP knew that!



CJ

You know, I don't know. Good question.
 

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Besides, 12/3 is a bear to work with, I was surprised how much "stiffer" it is than 12/2, The 12/3 I got from HD was twisted and snaking that thru joists and around bends was "fun", while the 12/2 was flat and workability similar as 14/2.


Unless he's running 240V all over (why is another q) or planning lots of 20A isolated ground receptacles strange that much is needed.
 

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Originally Posted by CJO /forum/post/14205073


You may already know this, but 12/2 has 3 wires (ground, line and neutral and 12/3 has 4 wires (ground, line, neutral and traveller).


CJ


There are two industry conventions used here:


For in-wall wire such as Romex, BX, MC, the gorund is not counted. So 12/2 means two insulated wires plus ground.


For cord products, the ground is counted so a 12/2 piece of cord only has two wires.
 

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I would try something like craigslist.

I got my 12/2 romex for about half what HD wanted.

Of course it was only a 250ft roll



Paul
 
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