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Choosing between THHN & XHHW wire


Weighing the differences between THHN/THWN-2 & XHHW/XHHW-2 building wire

When it comes to building wire, two of the most common and popular choices for electricians, engineers & homeowners are THHN and XHHW (or the newer and improved THWN/THWN-2 and XHHW-2). These cables come in both copper and aluminum, can have solid or stranded conductors, and are mainly used for power distribution up to 600 volts in the construction of residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.

While these two wire types are very similar and often interchangeable in their application, the differences are important to know in order to make the smartest decision when making a building wire purchase.

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Questions From Customers: Overnight Shipping, Aluminum Building Wire, SOOW Portable Cords & More…

Below are a few questions we have been receiving, here at Wire And Cable Your Way.   We hope this can help some of you out there who have similar questions.

Hi Willie – Do you offer overnight shipping?  I have a rush order but need it here first thing tomorrow.  Thanks – Kevin

Yes, Kevin, we do offer overnight shipping.  On the checkout page under “shipping options”, you have the ability to select “Rush (Overnight)” for your order.  We will ship it out for next day air delivery via Fedex or UPS as long as the order is in before 3pm cst.

Willie – I am looking at a bunch of your 16 AWG & 18 AWG Multi-Conductor SOOW Portable Cords and want to make sure you have them in stock before I purchase?  Can you please confirm. – Bradley

Bradley – Of all the SOOW Portable Cords we have listed on the site are in stock and can ship the same day as long as your order is placed before 3 pm cst.

Please click here to view the entire list of SOOW Portable Cords in stock>>

Hi Willie – I am looking at your #2 XHHW-2 Aluminum Building Wire – to use for 100 AMP service to my garage.  Is this cable rated for 100 Amps? Also – do you offer multi-conductor direct burial aluminum cable?- Max

Max, yes, our #2 XHHW-2 Aluminum Building Wire is rated for 100 amps.  If your run is over 100′ I’d recommend you taking a look at a voltage drop calculator or speaking with an electrician to make sure you have the correct size cable.

Also, we do offer several sizes of Mulit-Conductor Aluminum Cable (URD) – rated for direct burial. Thanks!

Click here to view our XHHW-2 Aluminum Building Wire Category>>

Click here to view our Mulit-Conductor Aluminum Building Wire Category Rated for Direct Burial>>


Dear Willie – I’m looking for some stranded 4 AWG Welding Wire to use in a solar back-up power system. I would like to get welding wire with black insulation and welding wire with red insulation. Can you guys help me with this? – Carl

Hi Carl. We do offer  #4 AWG Welding Cable in both red and black jackets. We can also cut it to the exact foot you need at no extra charge.

Please click here to view our 4 AWG Welding Cable Product Page>>

Willie – Am looking to buy 6 gauge wire for a hot tub installation.  The run is approx 75 ft from breaker box to hot tub and  plan to run through a PVC conduit and bury in the ground – 220V, 55amps. Which 6 gauge wire is most common? – Marni

Thanks for the question Marni.  I’d recommend you taking a look at our #6 AWG THHN Building Wire, which is most common for this application.

Please click here to view our 6 AWG THHN Building Wire Product Page>>

If you are working on a project and have questions please feel free to send us an email through our Contact Page or give us a call at 855-880-8010.

Thanks for stopping by!

Your pal,




Wire & Cable to Run 100 AMP Outdoor Service to Shed


Are you looking for wire & cable to run 100 amp outdoor service to your shed?

If so, Wire And Cable Your Way has a few excellent options.

Our customer, Marvin for example, who sent in the above photo of his wire installation, used #2 AWG THHN Copper Building Wire for 100 amp outdoor service to his shed. Martin was running over 100′ of wire for the connect.

Click here to view pricing and specs on #2 THHN Copper Building Wire >>

Depending of the length of the run, many customers also decide on #3 AWG THHN Copper Building Wire to run 100 amp outdoor service.

Click here to view pricing and specs on #3 THHN Copper Building Wire >>

If you are looking for Aluminum, we have a great variety of Aluminum Building Wire to choose from as well.

We have a wide selection of underground aluminum secondary distribution cable which is multi-conductor & used for direct burial.

Click here to view pricing and specs on our entire Aluminum Underground Secondary Distribution Cable category >>

We also offer single conductor XHHW-2 Aluminum Building Wire.

Our most popular aluminum wire for 100 amps service would be our #2 AWG XHHW-2 Aluminum Building Wire & our #1 AWG XHHW-2 Aluminum Building Wire

Click here to view pricing and specs on our XHHW-2 Aluminum Building Wire

Wire And Cable Your Way always recommends consulting with a local electrician before you make a purchase. Based on the length of the run and your environment they will provide important feedback.

We cut all of these wires and cables by the foot with no extra charge, allowing our customers to choose the exact length they need for the installation.

If you have any questions please call 855-880-8010

Thanks for stopping by!

Your Pal!

What is the Price of #2 Gauge Electrical Wire?

Does your project requires the use of #2 gauge stranded wire?  If so you have come to the right place!

Wire & Cable To Go is a leading supplier of electrical wire and cable that offers different types of #2 gauge stranded wire by the foot at low costs!

Below are a few of our most popular #2 awg electrical wire products that you can order online and have delivered within a few days:


1.  #2 AWG XHHW-2 Aluminum Building Wire – Available by the foot!

  • sSingle conductor aluminum building wire


2. 2-2-2 Ramapo Underground Distribution Cable (Direct Burial)

  • Excellent multi-conductor #2 aluminum wire meant for direct burial




1. #2 AWG THHN – Stranded Copper Building Wire 

  • #2 gauge single conductor copper building wire


3. 2 AWG XLP-USE2-RHH-RHW-2 Building Wire

  • Sunlight Resistant & rated for direct burial without the use of a conduit


4. #2-3 THHN-PVC Tray Cable with Ground.

  • Tray Cables are rated for direct burial and are sunlight resistant.  These Tray Cables are pretty much multi-conductor THHN wires all under one jacket meant to be buried in the ground without a conduit.


5. If your #2 gauge wire needs to be flexible we have several options as well!

Below are a few Flexible #2 AWG Cables we offer that depending on your application specs may work great!

We cut all these cables by the foot at no extra charge and ship them out the same day when ordered before 3pm cst.  Most customers receive their order within 1-3 business days due to our shipping locations across the country.

If you aren’t sure which 2 gauge cable wire is right for your project please give us a call – 855-880-8010.  We are here to help!

Thanks for stopping by!

Your pal,