With NM cable I usually charge by the foot however if I use 7/8 of the roll I might charge for the whole roll. Same with reels of wire- if I have a 500 foot reel and use 150 then I charge for 150 foot but if I use 400' then I would probably charge for the reel. Larger wire sizes I always charge by the foot. Problem is you get stuck with a lot of small scraps so you need to charge for some of the waste.When doing work do you commonly charge by the foot for wire or for the total length, in regards to adding markup?
If that was a 1000' roll of 4/0 I would have a hard time charging for the entire run. If the wire was a special size and I could only order 1000' then perhaps I would charge for it but not 4/0. Not sure what others would do.Thanks, I have a job where we used 800' of 4/0 was trying to figure if i should charge by the foot or for total lump. I.e my multiplier is way lower for the larger amout. lets say by the foot the total cost will be 8k and by the total abount 6k
Perhaps you still did not explain that well.sorry i did not explain well.
lets say by the foot my price is 4.50 my multiplier would be 2.6 total 9,600
lets say the lump sum prices was 2500. my mulitplier would be 1.4 total 3500