Empty pipes are plastic pipes laid under the plaster, in cavities in walls, floors, ceilings, and ground. Empty conduits are used for new builds and renovations to protect cables and to be able to replace or lay them at a later date. Creative musicians like the Blue Man Group also see it as a musical instrument.

Empty pipes are usually made of plastic polyvinyl chloride or PVC for short. If the empty pipe is to serve as fire protection, models made of metal are also used. The tubes are flexible and rigid versions with typical diameters of 13, 16, 20, 25, and 32 millimeters. Sometimes an empty pipe is also referred to as a corrugated pipe or installation pipe.

Why Should You Lay Empty Conduits?

Empty pipes have different uses depending on where they are used. Insanitary and heating installations serve to protect the pipeline and protect it from rust and other damage. In electrical installations, conduits are used to lay lines such as power cables, network cables, or telephone cables. They can also serve as placeholders for laying cables later.

Do Empty Conduits Make Sense?

Empty conduits offer the following advantages in the electrical installation:

  • Flexibility: cables can be changed quickly and uncomplicated at a later date
  • Expandability: The pipe network can easily be changed or expanded using previously laid conduits
  • Appearance: cables and pipes can be hidden in conduits with little effort and offer an aesthetic solution.
  • Expandability: With empty conduits, you build future-proof

Empty conduits for outdoor cable protectors are ideal placeholders for cables that may have to be laid at a later point in time. Because even if the domestic electrical installation is implemented according to the current standard at the time of construction, retrofitting may be necessary for the near future due to technical changes.

Anyone who laid empty conduits during construction can subsequently replace existing cables or pull in new, previously non-existent cables with little effort. And you can do this without complex wall work and having to accept high costs. A systematic feature so with conduit increases the flexibility and future-proofing of your home.

By Sawyer Cole Harris

Sawyer Cole Harris: Sawyer, a DIY enthusiast, shares home project tutorials, woodworking tips, and creative ways to personalize your space.