On Sep 26, 2006, at 2:02 PM, Peter Dougherty wrote:
> At 04:22 PM 09/26/2006, you wrote:
>> 200 feet of #6 bare weighs 15.9 pounds (one pound is 12.58 feet).
>> Current price for a pound of copper is $3.35. That roll's value is
>> $53.26 for 200 feet and $66.57 for 250 feet. It's very easy to sell.
>> Geoff, K6TFZ
> Where the heck can you get 250' of #6 solid copper wire for $66
> today? I'm about to put down ground rods this fall and the BEST price
> I could find for #6 solid is 68 cents a foot ($170). I haven't bought
> yet, but I need to get it soon.
There is a big difference between the price of copper on the
commodity exchange and the price of wire. Maybe some of the mines
and smelters which shut down in the 90s will reopen.
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