My brother and his family live in an older house. It's old enough to have metal pipes as electrical conduits, quite uncommon nowadays in The Netherlands.
He wants to rewire some parts, to move some switches, and to fix a hotel switch that doesn't work. He has no idea what wires were used; for all he knows there may still be some textile-wrapped wires in there.
I'm worried about the new electrical wires getting scraped when pulling them, having exposed wire which can come in contact with the conduit.
What can we do to prevent that? Is there any sheating we can apply? Should we use YMVK cable where possible?
Is there anything else we should know about metal conduit vs pvc?
Please note that this is in The Netherlands, where building codes may differ from the USA.
Replacing all metal conduit by pvc conduit is not an option, as they run in his ceilings as well, between the upper level floor and the lower level plaster on metal wire mesh ceilings with ornaments.
Note that metal conduits are unusual in The Netherlands, as the standard has been pvc for over half a century. My guess is that wires available in home improvement stores will be tailored towards that.
My understanding is that metal conduit is allowed in existing installations, but not for new ones. My brother doesn't want to replace the metal conduits per se, but any new instalments (for instance when relocating a switch) will have to be pvc.