The large number of electrical and electronic devices that are increasingly used in homes mean that the original electrical installations are scarce. If you are not willing to get into construction work and cut through walls to make chases, putting extension cords and socket outlets can be a momentary solution, but not very safe, with the cables in between. The most suitable is to take new lines from junction boxes, carrying the cables through the wall inside gutters.
What are the advantages of using gutters?
- Avoid doing work to embed cables in the walls.
- They are easy to cut, since they are made of PVC, so you can adapt them perfectly to your needs.
- In an already installed gutter, if there is space, you can always insert more cables.
- Some are self-adhesive, so if the wall is in good condition, you don’t need to fix it in any other way.
What are the gutters like?
They are PVC rails that are fixed to the wall, preferably on skirting boards or next to door and window frames, inside which they can house more or less cables. Gutters hide cables from view to allow extension of electrical, telephone or TV installations from junction boxes or simply route them neatly to the nearest outlet.
The gutters consist of the rail, which is fixed to the wall, and inside which the cables are housed, and the cover, which can be independent or integrated into the rail.
There are gutters that can be used outdoors because they are resistant to the heat of the sun’s rays and their color is not altered under UV exposure.
What types of gutters are there?
The gutters are sold in a standard length of 2 or 2.10 meters, and are available in different widths and depths, to house one or more electrical, telephone or TV antenna cables.
In addition, you can find them in white or in beech or oak tones, these are ideal for fixing just above the wood or laminate skirting.
The roof guttering can be differentiated by their way of fixing to the wall and by the way the cover is adjusted.
Simple: they are fixed to the wall by means of nails, screws and dowels or adhesive. To place them with adhesive, it is advisable that the wall does not have gotelé and that the paint is firm.
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