Let me explain what I am trying to do, perhaps there is another method to do this? - in which you could enlighten me (im pretty new to the complexity of Tekkit).
Please forgive the relatively long post.
I'm currently working on a nifty little structure full of machinery and am looking for a power source.
I know there are many many ways to generate power - but I fell inlove with Geothermal for this particular project.
The power I am using isn't much, so Geothermal will work.
I've tapped out several nearby volcanos and sucked out a LARGE pool of underground lava, but now I seem to be out of it.
I came up with the idea of sucking the nearly infinate supply of lava from the Nether, and pump it into the "real world dimension" where my homebase is located.
The only way I can figure out how to move anything between dimensions is the ender chest, so that is what I will use in the process below...
The process that I am trying to do is this:
Using a pump, extract lava from the Nether and fill several large tanks. Using a deployer full of empty buckets and a redstone timer, buckets fill with lava from the full tanks. Wood pipes extract the buckets from the deployer and a diamond pipe seperates them (full & empty). The empty buckets are sent back to the deployer to fill, the full buckets go to the ender chest and stack up. Back at my home base in the "real world dimension" the full lava buckets are pumped from the ender chest. ???
This is where I am stuck - I want to somehow fill the lava tanks at my home base, which then distribute lava to several different geothermal generators spread accross the land.
I'm trying to find a way to to convert the solid "item block" of lava buckets back into the "fluid block" of lava.
I know you can pass the buckets straight through the geothermal generators to supply power, but I dont want 100s of buckets going to the several bases spread out, its much easier to spread the lava out using teleport pipes.
I've tried many different ways to do this - deployers can't put the lava back into the tanks, liquid unloaders don't seem to have a way to pipe in buckets of lava (even though you can pipe out empty ones)...
Anyone have any suggestions? On my server I use a combination of both redpower and buildcraft, so either or works.
Thanks again for helping me with this tedious project.