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Old 07-16-2010, 01:46 PM   #1
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Default Help Where can you buy '0 guage' wire in Htown?

thickest wire you can purchase.

any direction appreciated!
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Old 07-16-2010, 01:59 PM   #2
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Classic Car Audio
7979 N Eldridge Pkwy
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Frequency Audio Hwy6 & Clay 2813454367
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Old 07-16-2010, 02:45 PM   #3
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damn,
1st number just rings 2nd number changed and new number is constantly busy : (
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Old 07-16-2010, 02:53 PM   #4
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Houston Wire and cable
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Old 07-16-2010, 02:56 PM   #5
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JFYI Wire ranges

18, 16, 14, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 3, 2, 1, 1/O, 2/O, 3/O, 4/O, 250MCM........
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Old 07-16-2010, 03:25 PM   #6
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thickest wire you can purchase.

any direction appreciated!
steven
how soon do you need it? best pricing would be online.. www.knukonceptz.com
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Old 07-16-2010, 03:35 PM   #7
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how soon do you need it? best pricing would be online.. www.knukonceptz.com
I 2nd this.
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Old 07-18-2010, 10:32 AM   #8
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Welding cable is cheaper.
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Old 07-18-2010, 12:08 PM   #9
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Welding cable is cheaper.
and works absolutely terrible in car audio assuming thats what OP needs it for.
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Old 07-18-2010, 01:20 PM   #10
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I can't think of any reason why it would work badly. It is highly stranded so it bends easily and it has good insulation. Perhaps not as pretty as the almost clear insulation on the stuff you buy at audio places but it should still have the same voltage rating or higher.
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Old 07-18-2010, 01:36 PM   #11
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Electronic Parts Outlet on Fondren??
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Old 07-18-2010, 02:03 PM   #12
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all the welding cable i've ever seen has been extremely low strand count and amazingly difficult to route properly. from an insulation standpoint its got plenty, but any wire that stays the same shape you bend it in is a big issue for running through a car. a high quality car audio 0awg wire should have several hundred small strands, the welding cable im familiar with has less than 100 strands, you could pull out one strand and shank someone with it
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Old 07-18-2010, 05:24 PM   #13
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You've been getting the really cheap stuff. This is what I am talking about: http://www.cableyard.com/catalog/images/radaflex.pdf

The #1/0 has 1580 strands.
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Old 07-18-2010, 08:56 PM   #14
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Ace Electronics
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Grainger, they don't sell to the public, but just say you are from so and so company and you are making a cash exchange.
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Old 07-18-2010, 08:58 PM   #15
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Welding cable is cheaper.
+1 for welding cable. All I use for remote mounting batteries. If you get it from a legit welding supply it's high stranded and very workable. I tie it down with the cheap ass self-adhesive zip tie mounts from Fry's and it's flexible enough it hardly ever yanks them up.
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Old 07-18-2010, 10:26 PM   #16
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do you have a company like www.Grainger.com in Houston? They carry all sorts of heavy duty stuff.
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Old 07-19-2010, 11:07 AM   #17
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Ace Electronics
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Grainger, they don't sell to the public, but just say you are from so and so company and you are making a cash exchange.
Grainger does sell to the public.
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Old 07-19-2010, 06:17 PM   #18
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One of the installers in my bay has some extra Kicker 0ga. Very flexible and easy to use, how much are you looking for?
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Old 07-20-2010, 12:03 PM   #19
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^^^^12ft(trunk to starter & 2ft of ground)

currently, i am trying to determine how thick the current Summit Racing battery re-locator kit cable is.(this is what is on the car now) i am thinking it is already zero guage.......but i dont know which zero guage

i am finding out that there is 3 commonly used guage measuring keys/thickness ratings
i dont have my notes but i think they are standard/us/uk thickness charts
apparently all 3 keys are being used, so makes things very confusing.

i was quoted from Houston Wire (very nice/helpful by the way) $75 for 15ft of 3.0. decoded the rating from those 3 measuring keys was 11.7mm(pretty thick)
kinda expensive too, but Houston Wire doing me a favor bc they dont sell that small amt of cable on regular basis.

looking more and more that i am going to have to actually see the cable b4 i buy
because of the confusion with these 3 rating systems of thickness.

welding supply is going to be my next step

thanks for everyones comments
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Old 07-22-2010, 12:20 PM   #20
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^^^^12ft(trunk to starter & 2ft of ground)

currently, i am trying to determine how thick the current Summit Racing battery re-locator kit cable is.(this is what is on the car now) i am thinking it is already zero guage.......but i dont know which zero guage

i am finding out that there is 3 commonly used guage measuring keys/thickness ratings
i dont have my notes but i think they are standard/us/uk thickness charts
apparently all 3 keys are being used, so makes things very confusing.

i was quoted from Houston Wire (very nice/helpful by the way) $75 for 15ft of 3.0. decoded the rating from those 3 measuring keys was 11.7mm(pretty thick)
kinda expensive too, but Houston Wire doing me a favor bc they dont sell that small amt of cable on regular basis.

looking more and more that i am going to have to actually see the cable b4 i buy
because of the confusion with these 3 rating systems of thickness.

welding supply is going to be my next step

thanks for everyones comments

I still think www.knukonceptz.com is your best bet. $1.75/ft for 1/0 gauge wire.
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