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    hi need help on buying a spool of wire

    i went to the recycle today and saw a partial spool of wire on it. its got 3 wires in it and it looks bigger or maybe its 10gauge each wire so each wire would be 10gauge or bigger. if the yard guy lets me buy one would i have to pay for the spool to or will they unwind it and just let me pay for the insulated wire? what price is a good price and what will burn me?



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    According to Google, 10-3 wire costs $1.10 to $1.70 per foot ( new ).
    Edit: $0.78 +- per foot in 1,000 foot spools ... possible cheaper in bulk orders

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    Quote Originally Posted by RLS0812 View Post
    According to Google, 10-3 wire costs $1.10 to $1.70 per foot ( new ).
    Edit: $0.78 +- per foot in 1,000 foot spools ... possible cheaper in bulk orders
    the guy said the owner paid 30 dollars for the partial spool. he said the spool weight is at least 50lb. would i be buying the spool to? i cant really confirm what gauge it is.

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    Picture?

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    You would probably be buying the spool also. I can't imagine it weighing enough to worry about.

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    what color is the outer sheeting?
    Currently looking for a job in or related to scrap/recycling. Relocation is possible for the right offer.

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    black has 3 wires in it not sure of the gauge of the wires its got some insulation in it like a extension cord? looks like 10 gauge stranded wire. didnt buy it yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike1 View Post
    black has 3 wires in it not sure of the gauge of the wires its got some insulation in it like a extension cord? looks like 10 gauge stranded wire. didnt buy it yet.
    black is probably bigger that 10. i would guess its 6. i wire houses for a living

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattInTheHat View Post
    black is probably bigger that 10. i would guess its 6. i wire houses for a living
    ah yeah unfortunately the guy didnt want to sell it=(

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    Thanks fot info

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard1 View Post
    Thanks fot info
    i really wanted to strip it to=(


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