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Anywhere to buy high gauge wire by the foot

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Anywhere to buy high gauge wire by the foot

I need some 4 gauge or heavier copper wire for a project. but I only need about a meter of it. Does anyone have any leads on where I could get some by the foot? I've only been able to find spools of it so far.

Located in the Burlington/Hamilton area.
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Hardware stores like Home Depot sell by the meter
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I have some new #2 copper in black or white left over you can have, but I'm in Kitchener
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Thanks for the replies guys. Last time I checked they only had more standard 12/3 type stuff by the meter but that wasn't at HD. I'll check out HD this weekend.
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Have you tried places like Torbram Electric, Greybar, Nedco, Gerrie electric, Westburne, Guillevin International, etc ?
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HD has it, it's on big spools in the electrical isle, they just cut off as much as you want
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Princess Auto sells 2/0 welding wire.
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Second princess auto, but as other mentioned the smaller electrical suppliers instead of the box box
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you can also look at jumper cables for heavier gauge wire.
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Many years ago I bought some welding wire (cut to length) at TSC.
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I think the car audio guys get into the heavier guage stuff as well. I would just go to an electrical wholesaler.
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fusion2k2k wrote: I think the car audio guys get into the heavier guage stuff as well. I would just go to an electrical wholesaler.
This is the first thing that came to mind as well.

AA Electronics in Mississauga (Dixie and Matheson) carries heavy duty power cables for car audio. They even used to carry 0 gauge (not sure if they still do).
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EBay. I bought some custom cut 2 awg with lugs attached.

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