The prior owner of the shop had, I believe, outlets for welding equipment which were 50 amp 240v outlets with old NEMA 10-50 outlets.
But, he was forward thinking enough to have a ground wire behind the drywall which wasn't connected to the outlet.
So we are trying to figure out what to replace that outlet with to have a grounded receptacle for an 8 amp 240 volt dust collector.
Do we need to pull out the 50 amp breaker and replace it with a lower amperage? Someone at the hardware store suggested this might be the case.
Otherwise can we just replace it with a more modern 6-50 outlet or something and add that plug to the dust collector?