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Hi, I'm Mike G and I'll be assisting you. Using the ground as a current carrying conductor is a code violation and a hazard. You need to employ a wiring method to have all current carrying wires insulated and a separate ground. They do make a 10/4 with ground cable or a flex conduit with 5 conductors are the other options.
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