1 November 2019

Advantages and disadvantages of concealed conduit wiring

Concealed wiring is properly named a concealed conduit wiring system. It is very laborious to install. This layout of wiring is done under the plaster of the wall of the building. Conduit pipes are buried under the plaster of the wall with GI wire inside. After, with the use of GI wires, the main PVC insulated cables are drawn through the conduit. Here this post gives information about the merits and demerits of concealed conduit wiring systems to better understand this topic.

Advantages of concealed conduit wiring system:

  • It has a long life.
  • It is the safest wiring system.
  • Maintenance is easy.
  • No risk of electrical shock, in case of proper earthing and grounding of metallic pipes.
  • There is no change in the fire.
  • There is no risk to damage cable installation.
  • Alternation is possible.
  • Some customization can be easily done according to what is our future needs. 
  • It is a waterproof wiring system
  • It is a durable and very popular system.
  • It will no support for combustion.
  • It is safe for corrosion in the case of PVC conduct and risk of fire.
  • The conductor is safely secure for moisture.
  • This wiring has a far better look.
  • It is aesthetically appealing.
  • Conduct provides protection against mechanical injury, fire, and shockproof.
  • Conduct provides protection against chemicals.
  • It is a reliable and popular wiring system.
  • Renovation can be easily performed as old wires can be easily replaced.
  • Do not hamper interior layout as conduits are concealed in the wall.
  • It can be used for humidity, chemical effect and smokey area.
  • It is a long-lasting wiring system.

Disadvantages of concealed conduit wiring system:

  • This is in an expensive system compared to other systems.
  • The extra earthing conductor is required when PVC conduct is used.
  • It is hard to find any defects in the wiring.
  • It needs an additional conduit future is cumbersome
  • PVC conduct are not suitable for temperature below -5 °C or 60 °C above 
  • Alternation is difficult.
  • Wiring installation is difficult as compared to other methods.
  • Changing the location of appliances or switches is difficult.
  • The fault-finding process is difficult.
  • Complicated to add/manage additional connections in the future.

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  2. Advantages and Disadvantages of conduit wiring
  3. Advantages and Disadvantages of batten wiring
  4. Advantages and Disadvantages of cleat wiring 
  5. Advantages and Disadvantages of wooden casing and capping wiring
  6. Difference between Grounding and Earthing

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