makoto2 Posted February 24, 2017 Share Posted February 24, 2017 Currently the door based airlocks are leaky and destroy gas, even the powered one. I've created a water based airlock that conserves air and is traversable even when one side is under vacuum. You can exploit this to create large rooms under vacuum, for example a large bank of batteries, so that the machines don't heat up the air. You can actually get away with just the top left and bottom tiles with minimal amounts of water, but sometimes a heavy gas pocket displaces the puddle, breaking the seal. This won't happen if both sides have uniform gas composition. The gas permeable tile helps trapped pockets escape. The main disadvantages are that it takes quite some time for dupes to pass through, though I could have built it lower and flush with the ground, saving on climbing operations. Dupes also will take water for crafting operations, so make sure that you don't use terraniums, cooking, or hydrofans, and make sure that all the research is completed before building them. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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