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Steam Dynamo and automation?

Discussion in 'General FTB chat' started by Bloodmorphed, Aug 1, 2014.

  1. Bloodmorphed

    Bloodmorphed New Member

    Well, I got the coal to automatically go into the dynamo just fine.

    However I can't figure out which machine that can take from infinite pool of a water into the dynamo. More specifically, a tank, then the dynamo.
  2. malicious_bloke

    malicious_bloke Over-Achiever

    Get an aqueous accumulator, stick it in a pool of water and MARVEL.
  3. Bloodmorphed

    Bloodmorphed New Member

    Oh? I thought it didn't do that, I just thought it just made water normally. Lol. Thanks
  4. Henry Link

    Henry Link Popular Member

    It does but very slowly. If you put two water source blocks around it then it operates much faster.

    Also, depending on the mods you are using you might want to look at transfer nodes or the water pump pipe. The transfer nodes can push a lot of water around from an infinite source. The water pump pipe is nice for compact builds because it only requires a single water source block directly below the pipe.
  5. malicious_bloke

    malicious_bloke Over-Achiever

    It produces an amount of water proportional to the number of faces it has touching water source blocks, but it doesn't suck up the source blocks like a pump would.

    For small or medium applications (like a sensible number of steam dynamos) they're perfect. For ginormous water drains you'll want to go for upgraded liquid transfer nodes from Extra Utilities, which do basically the same thing but faster.

    Fluiducts to transport the water are cheaper to make, especially early game, so you can hold off on making the transfer nodes until later
  6. rhn

    rhn Too Much Free Time

    Vertical faces facing water and up to a maximum of 2!

    Upper and lower face touching water will not affect the water produced, neither will more than 2 faces touching water.

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