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18 AWG Grounding Wire

Discussion in 'Guitar Building/Mods/Repair' started by THRobinson, May 21, 2020.

  1. knight_yyz

    knight_yyz Gold Member

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    Buss wire is annealed solid core copper and tinned. And sorry 18g at tube depot is 25cents per foot so 50 foot is 12.50 per roll USD
     
  2. Lincoln

    Lincoln Gold Member

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    this is the first time I've looked around in that site, and I was impressed. But if it's just a US company, I'm much less impressed. Add 30% exchange, + shipping, + border fees..........not so hot.
     
  3. knight_yyz

    knight_yyz Gold Member

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    no border fees. They use e-packet or something similar. Gets delivered by Canada Post. I order all my wire from them. I've never been dinged.
     
  4. Silvertone

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    Yeah I would have to agree with knight_yyz. If you keep the value low you probably won't get charged HST or the brokerage fees, especially right now with less scrutiny for small value items. Although it may take more time. It's usually Canada Post that's the hold up, or at least they take most of the blame, warranted or not. ;-) Canada Post used to charge a flat brokerage fee of $5 quite a while back, then $10 more recently. I have not seen that fee applied lately. It could be coincidence or only on certain parcels but it is curiously absent on all of my stuff now.

    TBH it's a crap shoot when buying from the USA. I find high dollar amount purchases are scrutinized more and certain vendors differently than others. It's probably their reputation preceeding them. I used to order a lot of CNC bits from Tools Today and sometimes I would get no duties or taxes. Other times large duties and taxes and there seemed to be no difference. I stopped buying from them.

    EDIT: I checked Remington and it would be US$16 for 100' + US$14 shipping. TubeDepot - US$15 + US$20 shipping. Amazon may be the best.

    I found this on amazon - 18 AWG TCW 200' for Can$26 free shipping with Prime, who doesn't have that these days?? ;-)

    Regards Peter.
     
    Last edited: May 23, 2020
  5. THRobinson

    THRobinson

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    I ended up buying this... I was going to get the crafting wire... but one of those items that holds up everything else from shipping.

    Was after 18AWG but 20AWG should be fine... guitar grounding won't need much.

    https://www.amazon.ca/Jameco-Valuep...coding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=DNDZT66SJVRY2FM2TS3D

    @Silvertone I don't have PRIME... in fact for this order it said free shipping if I get Prime now, ETA June 2-3.... but regular free shipping without Prime ETA was June 1st... never yet saw an upside to prime. I always get at least $35 worth of stuff that qualifies for free shipping anyways. :D
     
  6. Silvertone

    Silvertone Gold Member

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    This order said Free shipping by Friday - 29th for me.
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    That's funny about shipping. I have had the opposite experience. Everything I wanted was going to be either 1 or 2 weeks later or $15 shipping without. That's why I got it in the first place and now we watch movies and listen to music as well. I don't even know what it would be without now.

    Cheers Peter.
     
  7. knight_yyz

    knight_yyz Gold Member

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    if you are worried that 20awg is too thin, take two strands and wind them in a drill, or use the fancy winding pliers...

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  8. loudtubeamps

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    I use the "drill" for making up my heater lines as well...quick , nice n' neat.
     
    Last edited: May 24, 2020
  9. THRobinson

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    My favorite is when the ETA for free shipping is less than paying for express.
     

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