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Since the heater is on a 20 amp breaker by itself, I recommend buying a 20 amp rated switch. You can connect the two wires from the old switch to each other, and intercept the circuit near the heater with a cut-in box. Or, you can mount a surface box on the heater to hold the new switch. My concern is keeping the new switch away from too much heat in order to avoid damaging it.
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