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Types of Metal

/Types of Metal

Wire

High Grade: Insulated copper wire that contains a minimum of 75% copper versus insulation

 

 

 

Med Grade: Insulate copper wire that has a minimum of 50% copper versus insulation

 

 

 

Low Grade: Insulated copper wire anything less than 50 % copper versus insulation, such as extension cords, speaker wire, phone line etc.

 


Copper

Bright and Shiny: copper that has been stripped of all insulation, must be thicker than a pencil lead and contain no paint, solder or oxidation.

 

 

 

 Copper #1/pipe: Copper Pipe That Is Clean of Any Paint, Solder and Oxidation.

 

 

 

Copper #2: Copper Wire (smaller than a pencil lead) or pipe that contains solder or oxidation etc.

 

 

 


Aluminum

Sheet aluminum: thin, light weight aluminum such as siding, gutters etc

 

 

 

Extrusion: Molded aluminum such as window framing, screen doors etc.

 

 

 

Cast: a heavier quality aluminum that you find more in automotive parts and or kitchen pots and pans. Cast can with hold more heat than other aluminum.