asveron Posted December 5, 2017 Share Posted December 5, 2017 So a while back I figured out how to make perpetual motion with water. I didn't do anything with the idea for a while, but recently I decided to try using it to disperse heat. It seems to work pretty well. A few upsides: +No energy +Hydrogen is locked in upper chamber, won't have to fuzz about it leaking out. Even though its in a separate room it transfers coldness much faster than just a metal wall since the water is moving. +If you want to take advantage of drip cooling, it does so without energy. If its patched, it still disperses heat really quickly and introduces coldness fairly fast. +It's possible that the coldness it stored better in this room since it's in mostly in the water rather than directly in the air. As in it doesn't transfer out the doors quickly because a lot of coldness is stored in the water which is only adjacent to abyssalite. Downsides include using a lot of space and being hard to set up. It probably isn't as powerful as stuff like liquid oxygen etc... (oh damn I should try to replicate this with liquid oxygen). I'm a bit curios whether or not it'll break if it freezes too much, i'll let you guys know. I'm thinking that it might just stop cycling if it freezes, and continue when it melts. However, there's a possibility that it creates enough snowballs without freezing a tile so the entire thing malfunctions. You can read this for how to make it: You also need to drill lots of holes on the far left side of the wall as the water goes up because the pathfinding is dumber now. Probably also why people noticed liquids behaving dumbly recently. The input from Kahlua using a carbon tile of air is really useful, though you can use any combinations of gas, or just a single type of gas if there's enough pressure. Leme know if you have trouble figuring it out, I'm just to lazy to rewrite/compile the instructions right now. **edit Version 2 with temperature control by shutting off the door when it's too cold. The carbon tile of air between the two gaps of water should be a decent insulator. I'll update you guys to let you guys know whether or not it'll completely freeze. By the way, I should mention that this isn't the most efficient way to cool things. Just the coolest way to cool... Notes on freezing: The setup will eventually recover if it freezes as long as the little gas gap still has at least 2 gas types. There's a ton of wheezeworts in this one because it takes a while to cool down the entire body of water. @bzgzd mentioned that there's an exploit with wheezeworts cooling large amounts of water. I'm not certain it's taking place here yet since I've had the water cooling for a while. Ironically the moving water might actually reduce the effects of the exploit. More likely though, the exploit seems to have something to do with the distance of the wheezeworts from the body of water, i'll wait for his reply to clarify. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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