Rat and mouse proofing electric wires

There are rats and mice in the cellar and maybe between floors, how can i p rotect the new electrical cables from them? Straight runs and corners.
I've read that " Mice cannot chew through plastic and this provides enough security for your wires" but i'm not 100% sure of that.. http://www.animalatticpest.com/mouseelectric.html
Metal conduit is £3 a meter at screwfix, i guess the galvanised is jus t for looks, if its hidden there must be a cheaper option?
George
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On 25/09/2018 13:30, George Miles wrote:

Mice can chew through plastic cable insulation.
Bill
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That's a given. The issue is, can they chew through plastic conduit.
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On 25/09/2018 13:45, Graham. wrote:

Probably not unless there was already damage to it that allowed them to get a bite onto it. Once they get an edge or a corner all bets are off.
Essentially they will chew on anything that they can get their teeth around. I'd be much more inclined to particularly rat (and squirrel) proof the space that the wires are in. Then some rodent bait for any mice that venture in. You don't want a dead rat rotting away there!
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On 25/09/18 13:30, George Miles wrote:

Mice can't chew through plastic? Would someone please tell the mice that ate my cereals and flour? Stored in plastic boxes, of course. If you can whittle it with a penknife, they can chew through it.
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Plastic conduit is different tho, much thicker and much harder to get their teeth into when done properly.
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On 25/09/2018 13:30, George Miles wrote:

The only way to really ensure protection from rodents is to use metal conduit, the galvanising is only for corrosion prevention, so black enamel finish should suffice indoors.
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On 25/09/2018 17:39, Tufnell Park wrote:

MICC ?
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On 25/09/2018 19:54, Andrew wrote:

Whilst an option in theory, micc is not really a viable diy prospect unless you have the expertise and special equipment required.
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