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What Is A Conduit

Oct 13, 2020

Conduits, or more specifically, electrical conduits, are tubes that are used to not only protect but also to route electrical wiring throughout a building. Whether you are installing electrical wiring in a basement, or you are working on a large commercial property; it’s essential to use conduits for the safety and organization of your wires.

There are several different types of conduits that you may come across in a variety of electrical work projects. Most conduits are made from:

  • Fired Clay

  • Fiber

  • Plastic

  • Metal

While most conduit tubing is rigid, there are some flexible options available when the architecture of the building requires it. The most important function a conduit performs is to protect and hold electrical wires so that they do not pose potential hazards or become damaged internally.

You can run conduit in many different ways around the home or building. Most electricians run conduit through garages, basements, laundry rooms, closets, and other exposed areas. A common practice is to run conduit within the walls, so the homeowner does not see it on a daily basis.