no no , i hear ya! white goes to the neutral bar, then ground to the ground bar. my bad didn't separate them well in the sentence. is that what you mean?
any way i totally smell what your steppin in. just wire my temp test source of 110 directly to breaker to test it, not the spicy way i described.
still just not sure why it didn't work though, i tried it today and couldn't get power out of any of the outlets. will try the direct to breaker route tomorrow.