What is Hard Drawn Copper?
Section 230.23 (overhead service drop conductors)31 (B) is the minimum size of service conductors, which is 8 AWG,
Exception: Conductors supplying only limited loads of a single branch circuit — such as small polyphase power, controlled water heaters, and similar loads — shall not be smaller than 12 AWG hard-drawn copper or equivalent.
What is hard drawn copper? Can I go to my local electrical house and order a spool of it?
I assume its used for strength???