Fairly simple question: Do redstone dust/redstone torches/switches/etc. work underwater?

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Nope, you can't place them on tiles with water, they pop back up. If you have placed them already and water flows over them then they will do the same.

Bonus edit:

Here's a picture of me trying to place a redstone torch down, while a sheep looks on in bewilderment:

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    You can only place them in air blocks.
    – fredley
    Commented May 3, 2011 at 20:48

Yes, if you make a tunnel. Here's some images of me doing just this: enter image description here enter image description here enter image description here


Well... Sticky piston plus Redstone blocks. Expensive, but no tunnels needed.

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    This is a good answer, but could you please provide some screenshots so readers can see what you are describing?
    – WarpPrime
    Commented Jul 26, 2021 at 3:36

Redstone can't be placed underwater without a mod. Check out the mod forum or Minecraft Mod Center.

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