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Don't know how to fit the wire into the inside of the switch

Have an in-line switch made by Pass & Seymour. Never before installed such a switch. Looking at the inside of the switch where the wire lays, don't know which side the cut wire goes. Also, is it the copper wire that is cut?

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Since there are only 2 wires, it doesn't matter which wire goes where. Either way it will work.

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Hello anonymous,

I am concerned in so many ways... (USA NEC assumed):
FIRST concern:
(after the obvious BATHROOM/GFCI issue) is the
NATIONAL ELECTRIC CODE for wire/device capacity
INSIDE your existing ELECTRIC box...

The CODE requires wires to have space ... aside
from the fact that it is just plain dangerous to
pack wires densely and pack them together tightly...

Then... of course... You have said nothing about the wire gauge/ampacity... (again assuming 14 Gauge/15 Amp)... you will have to calculate the fill for each wire and check the Cubic Inches Plus your device against the ELECTRICAL BOX rated capacity...

That is just the BASICs of SAFETY.


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I have found what YOUR switch looks like...

From an old electrician's standpoint...
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The FACT that there is ... Is highly PROBLEMATICE.

It would seem that a PREVIOUS ELECTRICIAN
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I Recommend KLIEN NCVT (non-contact volt tester)
Klein Tools NCVT 1 Non Contact Voltage Tester Electrical Tools Amazon com

A SWITCHED NEUTRAL
poses an EXTREME hazard in a bathroom
(any water) location but is EASY to fix...

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Do it right... Be safe.

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