I have a subpanel in a detached workshop which is supplied by two 50 amp circuits from my home's main panel.
My goal is to add a 240v receptacle to power an air compressor.
I have an existing 14-50R receptacle already installed but I noticed that it's wired directly from the feeder lugs and bypasses any breaker in the subpanel. Is this okay? Seems sketchy.
I have two breaker slots that I could use instead; currently those slots have 20 amp breakers but I don't use those circuits for anything and could abandon them. Would it make sense to replace those breakers with 30 amp breakers and connect a 14-30R receptacle?