A method and apparatus for replacing an individual conduit located within a bank of individual conduits, without rendering inoperable the surrounding adjacent individual conduits of the bank. A conduit expander is pulled through the subject individual conduit to break it and push the pieces out. Knife blades may be used to split the individual conduit. A rearward flared out portion pushes the broken conduit outwardly far enough for a new conduit to be moved therethrough, but not far enough to render inoperable the surrounding adjacent individual conduits of the bank. A replacement conduit is attached to the rear end of the conduit expander and moved into the individual conduit as the conduit expander moves therethrough.