What's the issue with old work elec boxes


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Old 03-01-21, 12:32 AM
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What's the issue with old work elec boxes

5 stores to find one old work electrical box and the shelves are empty.

Reminds me of the toilet paper hording. Nobody at the stores had a clue!
 
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Old 03-01-21, 03:22 AM
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Apparently its a resin shortage combined with price increases. Google resin shortage 2021.

 
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My manufacturing business is having a tough time sourcing materials. Everything stopped in early 2020. Then when the economy started moving again the supply pipeline was dry. Add to that the limited port space, especially on the west coast, and many ships are anchored offshore just waiting their turn to unload. And don't get me started on prices which are going up quite a bit.
 
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Old 03-01-21, 10:15 AM
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And don't get me started on prices
About a month ago I needed some 2x4's. $5.49 each and they were the worst things I have ever seen for sale.

I have another shed to build but may wait, probably would cost an extra $1000 - 1500 currently just for the lumber!
 
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Old 03-01-21, 10:23 AM
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I wonder if lumber prices in Canada have risen like they have here? And whats responsible for it? You'd think if the building industry slowed down there would be too much supply. Are lumber producers laying off workers because of covid? Or not? Or is it related to the Trump tarriffs?

Prices are insane. I picked up 10 boards. 2x6x10s. $175. Thats nuts.
 
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Construction is booming in my area. Continued record low interest rates are one factor. Then with COVID a lot of people were moving up to larger homes, adding on or building that fancy pool house for a staycation. Lumber prices here have come down considerably from the crazy prices last fall.

 
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Old 03-01-21, 12:21 PM
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I can attest to the shortage. Toady as I was on as cashier at the store. A guy comes up with 20 boxes. He said he went to Lowes and HD and they are all sold out. Nobody in the immediate area has any stock.
 
 

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