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Water pumps not useful for long?

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tehMugwump    443

I've been messing around with water pumps, but cripes, by the time I get them researched and set up, dang near all my water is gone for other uses.  Just doesn't seem to be enough water on the maps to justify the research time.

 

Anyone else making good use of them?

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cptCalavera    617

Try to not use the algie aquariums to much, they are a huge water drain. Go for the water to oxygen machines instead and deal with the hydrogen that is created in the process.

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DNsingbanana    165

Well if you go deeper and find water again you can pump it closer to your base so in the long run you don't lose time. 

If you find contaminated water you will need pumps to pump it into the purifier. 

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XicoFelipe    14

I made a "water tank" at the bottom of my base. I have a pump set up that creates a layer of water on my crops (so they don't need to be manually watered). I just unlocked the shower and I'm using a second tank to store the contaminated water, which will then be purified and pumped back into the clean water tank.

Things were doing great until my dupes started vomiting on the clean water.

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Spider2430    31
7 hours ago, cptCalavera said:

Try to not use the algie aquariums to much, they are a huge water drain. Go for the water to oxygen machines instead and deal with the hydrogen that is created in the process.

Try to move the hydrogen into another room to go into a hydrogen generator 

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jjcm04    33
3 minutes ago, Spider2430 said:

Try to move the hydrogen into another room to go into a hydrogen generator 

Don't think we have a way to move gases like that yet, unless you make a huge network of gas filtration systems

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tehMugwump    443

NOTE: I'll keep all my pump related questions here:

 

Well, at this early stage, I'm finding getting pumps to work reliable at all is a big headache and when they're not working, I have no feedback as to why.

i.e. I hook up and plumb a toilet, and it doesn't work: Pump toilet

It's got electricity and is plumbed, but it's not working.  I can't find any feedback as to why.

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DNsingbanana    165
2 hours ago, tehMugwump said:

NOTE: I'll keep all my pump related questions here:

 

Well, at this early stage, I'm finding getting pumps to work reliable at all is a big headache and when they're not working, I have no feedback as to why.

i.e. I hook up and plumb a toilet, and it doesn't work: Pump toilet

It's got electricity and is plumbed, but it's not working.  I can't find any feedback as to why.

You didn't make an output for the contaminated water ? 

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Quinton    14

Looks like there's a unit of contaminated water in the inbound pipe, and I'm guessing the toilet will only accept clean water at the intake.

Also, your drain design looks like it'll leak contaminated water from the outbound pipe back into your water supply (possibly the cause of the above problem).

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KocLobster    0

The immediate problem is that the inbound pipe has contaminated water in it, and it will block the toilet from working. That pipe needs to be destroyed and rebuilt.

Furthermore, and the reason this probably happened, is you have contaminated water dumping back into what is supposed to be your clean water source that's going inbound to the toilet. This needs to be fixed or you will have problem #1 again.

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ThangLe    4
On 2/18/2017 at 6:56 PM, XicoFelipe said:

I made a "water tank" at the bottom of my base. I have a pump set up that creates a layer of water on my crops (so they don't need to be manually watered).

Hi Xico,

What do you mean "so they don't need to be manually watered"?

Does that mean it consume zero watered for working?

And your way is immersing plants into the water?

Currently, I am still struggling of reducing water usage. Plants and Algae Aquariums take so much water.

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XicoFelipe    14
2 hours ago, ThangLe said:

What do you mean "so they don't need to be manually watered"?

Plants need to be watered to grow. This means a dupe has to go to a water source, collect the water, then go to your crops to deploy the water. This takes precious time they could be using doing some other stuff like building, researching, cooking, etc. Instead, I set up a layer of water on my crops. Instead of being manually watered by a dupe they consume the water around them. After the initial setup this pretty much runs by itself with just the energy required for the pump to work.

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On 20/02/2017 at 10:17 PM, XicoFelipe said:

Plants need to be watered to grow. This means a dupe has to go to a water source, collect the water, then go to your crops to deploy the water. This takes precious time they could be using doing some other stuff like building, researching, cooking, etc. Instead, I set up a layer of water on my crops. Instead of being manually watered by a dupe they consume the water around them. After the initial setup this pretty much runs by itself with just the energy required for the pump to work.

That's strange.. The only plants I have that have to be watered are the algae based ones, the rest are left alone until they need to be harvested.

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XicoFelipe    14
14 hours ago, EskimoTruffle said:

That's strange.. The only plants I have that have to be watered are the algae based ones, the rest are left alone until they need to be harvested.

Well, it just happened I put a bunch of algae terraria around the other plants. I didn't realize the others weren't using water, but actually consuming oxygen and producing carbon dioxyde. There plants are weird.

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