Wiring a vent hood with an unsheathed wire
I'm installing a new vent hood in my kitchen. It's an under-cabinet model and the cabinet above has a standard single outlet.
The hood has the black and white wires sheathed but a separate green wire unsheathed. Can I connect those wires to a three-prong plug? I assume not because of the unsheathed green wire. If not is there a simple and legal way to "sheath" them together so that I can use a plug?
If not I'm considering cutting the receptacle end off an old power cord and using wire nuts to connect it to the hood wiring inside the hood where they're accessible, then running the power cord out to the outlet. If that's no good then I guess I'll have to get some flexible conduit and hard-wire it.