DIY Network

Copper

Episode DCON-210H

From pipes to wiring to electronics, the average home contains more than 400 pounds of copper! Where does it all come from? We're going to the biggest open pit copper mine in the world to see how the metal is extracted from rock. Matt's pitting copper wire against aluminum wire to see how much electrical current each can take before burning up. And we'll show you how you can use your copper jumper cables to make an emergency weld.

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