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Where to buy: bulk wire

I need to find some 18g wire, or smaller, in black w/ red, red w/ black, green and blue, that I can cut off of a roll to get only a small amount... What kind of a store am I looking for?
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Delcity.net... I'd highly recommend them. They have killer deals on LED switches and shrink wrap... You name it. Check 'em out!
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partsexpress.com usually has some clearance deals on bulk wire.

I've used them for over 15 years & no problems.
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Home Depot and Lowes sells wire by the foot....Walmart sells wire in prepackaged rolls (say of 10' or 25') in colors.
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What about for like actual stores? Like am I looking for a hardware store or... I'm almost thinking a couple of ribbon wires from a computer might do it...
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sounds interesting... what do you need it for? or will that ruin a surprise.
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https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ml#post1575234

the secret has been revealed!

ended up using the individual wires inside cat 5e
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Yeah i was going to say cat5. WE use that all the time in lab and protoboarding (i'm an electrical engineering major, so i've done tons of crap...)
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Home Depot and Lowes sells wire by the foot....Walmart sells wire in prepackaged rolls (say of 10' or 25') in colors.
home depot has 16g and larger... i was there, which is where i got my cat 5e
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Home Hardware and Radio Shack are your best choices. Seing as you probably have them locally. Shop locally and Canadian.
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So you're asking where to buy bulk wire, but only want a small amount? That makes sense...
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So you're asking where to buy bulk wire, but only want a small amount? That makes sense...
when used an a retail type sense, the term bulk is used for an item that can be purchased at an amount that the buyer requires, not a pre-determined package size like most other things... ie. bulk food bins

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Never heard that before but ok. So what is the difference between buying 10' of wire in "bulk" versus buying 10" of wire in a package? If you need X amount of wire, why would it matter how you are acquiring it?

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the difference is i've never seen 10" of wire in a package, nor have i been able to find 24awg, like i used.
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and I've bought packaged wire atleast 15' in length many times
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a soldering iron and 15 feet, yes, that perfectly compares to 22awg and 10 inches...
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a soldering iron and 15 feet, yes, that perfectly compares to 22awg and 10 inches...
I thought you meant to type ' instead of ", if you need 10 inches of wire then why in the hell would you need to buy it from a big roll? Unless you are poor and can't afford a normal sized amount I don't understand.

90-Ft. UL-Recognized Hookup Wire (22AWG) - RadioShack.com

What is wrong with that?
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i needed 4 different colours, and i don't really need 90 feet of it, i could buy it, it's not the price thing, those rolls would just sit in the corner and gather dust though, and honestly, 22awg is overkill for what i'm using, even the 24awg is overkill... i don't need to spend $26 for 4 pieces of wire...
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that is more what i was looking for, thanks korey, although i did use the cat 5 e wire, which worked awesome, i will keep that in mind for next time
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so did you guys kiss and make up?

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if you are interested, keep an eye on this thread
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ll-models.html
when i get my trck back from the body shop, i will be installing it, and if everything goes well, i have enough parts sitting in a plastic bag, that I can make another set for someone else's truck, and i'll sell them on here, not sure what the price will be though...
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awesome. Ill keep on it, if it isnt too awful much I might just buy a set from you. Im sure I could do it myself but im lazy
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i'm not entirely sure how well it's going to work, so i'll see when they are all in and installed
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so did you guys kiss and make up?

The LED door locks are badass! good job! I might end up doing that on my F150

I don't kiss and tell
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