220v 50a welder, 220v 30a dryer plug
Asked Oct 18, 2005, 08:12 PM
I just got an arc welder that is 220v 50a. I thought I could plug it into the 220v receptacle in my garage, not realizing how many different types of 220v plugs and amperages there are. The receptacle in my garage turns out to be a 220v 30a dryer plug. My question is can I just change the receptacle or do I have to re-wire the whole thing? If I do have to re-wire, my garage has a fuse box not a circuit breaker, what do I have to do?
Any good advise apreciated.