Welding Machine Torch

Model Welding Machine Torch 2015-08-30

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Seba

DR. BIG FUCKER, PHD
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Jun 9, 2009
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Put this on your welding machine so people will stop thinking it's a generator! Includes blue and orange skins (1 and 2 respectively).
 

Seba

DR. BIG FUCKER, PHD
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Jun 9, 2009
2,364
Solidly attached thankpost
 

Rexy

The Kwisatz Haderach
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Dec 22, 2008
1,798
When life gives you a welding machine that continuously is mistaken for a generator, make lemonade. I mean, a welding torch.
 

Yacan1

D I G I T A L I N F L U E N C E R
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Nov 7, 2010
411
I've seen it used as so many different things other than a welding machine but this is awesome too.
 

xzzy

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Jan 30, 2010
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Pretty sure its reputation as a generator comes straight from Hydro.. it's wired up to some lamps in one of the caves.

If Valve does it, it's okay for us to do it right? :O
 

GPuzzle

L9: Fashionable Member
Feb 27, 2012
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Pretty sure its reputation as a generator comes straight from Hydro.. it's wired up to some lamps in one of the caves.

Also Upward. In the last point there is one connected to Hydro's constuction lights, at the brick section.
 

xzzy

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Jan 30, 2010
815
Makes me wonder if they named the prop wrong.

If you GIS around, it's almost certainly intended to be an arc welder. Generators are either bigger or show actual engine components while arc welders are boxy affairs like the game prop.

I suppose it's within the realm of possibility you could hook lights to an arc welder, I mean, it certainly cranks out a lot of current. But you'd probably blow out the bulbs instantly and set a bunch of stuff on fire. And if you have outlets to power a welding rig, why not just plug the lights into that?


But obviously that intent didn't survive the map designers. They needed to put lamps in a cave and wanted to power them somehow, and a nondescript metal box is the closest thing they had to a generator. I think they even put a sound entity there to make a generator noise.
 
Oct 6, 2008
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Actually I thought it looked more like an electric toothbrush for the heavy weapons player - big gun = bigger toothbrush!
 

WolfKit

L3: Member
Jun 26, 2012
128
I suppose it's within the realm of possibility you could hook lights to an arc welder, I mean, it certainly cranks out a lot of current. But you'd probably blow out the bulbs instantly and set a bunch of stuff on fire. And if you have outlets to power a welding rig, why not just plug the lights into that?

Christmas themed payload map: escort a welding machine to red's base to blow out all their Christmas lights, while setting fire to their Christmas tree in the process.