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I bought some 14/3 Romex cable instead of a 14/2 cable to add a single outlet in my home. I'm just adding a Power Bridge type configuration so one outlet is a receptacle and the other outlet is a plug.


The single outlets have only three connections (brass, silver, green).


Should I connect black to brass, white to silver, ground to green and leave the red wire abondoned?


Can I just put a wire nut to cap the red wire on both ends and label them do not energize?


Does my plan violate any NEC codes?


Thanks in advance.
 

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Call your inspector. I would foresee this as a issue if the extra wire became exposed and energized.( but i tend to overthink things). Personally I would go buy the right cable unless it was a huge amount. money wise. If anything pull the extra wire back and snip it off short so it is not just a wire hanging around
 

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Originally Posted by MetalMike /forum/post/18177547


just safe off both ends and shove it in the box. no code violation to worry about.

What does it mean to "safe off" the ends?
 

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Cut the wire down so none of it is stripped and then put a small wirenut on the end.
 
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