What Is Copper Used For?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 5, 2020 3:58:04 PM ET
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Copper is used for rigid and flexible plumbing pipes and plumbing fixtures. Its ductility allows it to be pulled into many gauges of electrical wire. Its malleability allows it to be hammered into sinks, tubs and countertops, artwork, roofing and the detailing of buildings.

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