Wise or otherwise (I wouldn't do it if for any other reason than future
wiring confusion) all Stormin suggested was to have two grounds instead of
one ground with a extra wire dangling free.......what conceivable danger
lurks with such a suggestion? Rod
Urk. The green connection is not neutral, it is ground, and should only
ever be connected to the green or bare ground wire in your cable. This
comment is probably what red-flagged your posting for the "seek help"
response. (Purists might also argue that a "pole" is only a
current-carrying terminal, but I'm not so sure about that.)
As others have already posted, the white in your 10-3 cable is
superfluous for this outlet and should not be connected to anything in
the outlet. However, I agree that it's a fine idea to pull the 10-3 in
case you ever want it.
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