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Hi...do I run the exposed copper wire between the two poles on the left hand side of the switch....e.g. the middle screw and the bottom screw.? Thanks

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No there are two screws that are tied together on the right side that is the side the hot wire ties to. The other side that has two screws one at the top and one at the bottom. This is the screws that the wires from the lights will go to

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