#1 Copper: This type of copper is unplated, with no solder, paint, or corrosion. #1 copper may be found in tubing, sheet, or wire. It is used in wiring, plumbing, roofing, pots and pans.
#2 Copper: It comes from burnt wire, tubing or sheet that may have paint, solder, or corrosion. It is also known as enameled (plated) copper. #2 copper is also used in wiring, plumbing, roofing, pots and pans.
#3 Copper (Sheet Copper): Sheet copper is used to make gutters, flashing, roofing, and art.