The average single family home in North America uses:
195 pounds - building wire
151 pounds - plumbing tube, fittings, valves
24 pounds - plumbers’ brass goods
47 pounds - built-in appliances
12 pounds - builders hardware
10 pounds - other wire and tube
Copper today is now the nervous system of our cities, homes, tools and toys. The simple truth is that the western lifestyle is completely dependent on copper.