I want to:
Set up a mining quarry
Make everything I get from the quarry go into my ME system
Filter out certain items from going into the system
Filter certain items for smelting
Many, many different ways to do what you want. Most can be done in AE itself.
For the quarry you have a few different options. There's the builder from RFTools with the quarry card, quantum quarry from Extra Utilities, void ore miners from Environmental Tech, or some slightly different options in the lens of the miner from Actually Additions and orechid from Botania. There's probably a few I'm forgetting as will.
For getting the stuff into your system you could just use an ender chest with an import bus then have a high priority storage bus on a trash can with a filter for the junk you don't want.
Smelting is fairly easy, just slap an export bus, filtered with your ores of course, onto your preferred furnace.
Thanks! Also, sorta related question: What's the best way to power my ME System? Right now i'm using a biogas engine and it's a bit inconvenient having to refuel it so often.
Depends on what materials you currently have automated/an abundance of. Many basic materials can be used to generate power in some way or another. I've been using tree oil lately but I've been meaning to check out advanced generators.
Ok, I switched to a Magmatic Dynamo, and i'm trying to use a system that involves pumping lava from the nether into a ender pump and back to the overworld, but I can't find a pump that will actually pump the lava through the fluiducts. Any ideas?
What mod is that pump from?
sorry, meant ender tank not pump.
Most of the pumps I know will auto-output to top, so placing the ender tank on top should do the job.
Ok, what pump are you trying to use?
The Pump from Ranged Pumps.
That will output directly into an ender tank or hardened fluiduct placed on top of it.
Are you providing RF power to the pump?
Is the pump chunk loaded?
Are you providing a Redstone signal to the pump?
Which side of the knob on the ender tank is up?
Ok, this is weird. It outputs lava once and won't after that.
Any pump should work, which one are you using?
You're probably aware, but note that normal fluiducts will break if you try to pass temperature-extreme fluids (like lava or liquid starlight) through them.
I am aware
If you have the resources and the power, I recommend going into bees. Energy bees are insane, and the three hives I have give me a constant 60 krf/t.
Actual quarry: RFTools builder + quarry card. For tesseract- or dimensional transciever-like properties: RFTools powercells linked with powercell cards + enderstorage ender-link chest
Import bus on similar colored ender-link chest (can make it private by smacking a diamond against the lock)
Not really directly, you would need to place buffer chests between the ender-link chest and the chest with the importer and filter items into a thrashcan OR with an export bus items into a trashcan. Alternatly, pipe from the ender-link chest directly into a drawer bank and put an external dtorage bus onto the drawer bank (via a drawer controller)
Same-ish as above: either export bus into smelting setup or filtered piping from the ender-link chest/drawer bank
Yes to all of those.
There are a few quarries in the pack, one of the easiest being the RFTools Builder with a Shape Card (Quarry).
Sure, just import everything by dumping it into an ME Interface or extracting it from another inventory using an ME Import Bus (will likely want Acceleration Cards to speed them up). However, I would suggest filtering for processing before dumping to storage.
Yes, but the method that comes to mind is a small sub-net. Dump the input items into an ME Interface on a small, separate network. On that sub-network, add a Storage Bus attached to another ME Interface on your main network. The Storage Bus has 18 filtering slots and can accept an Inverter Card to turn it into a blacklist, and several Capacity Cards that each add 9 more filtering slots (up to 72 slots max). Use Quartz Fiber as a cable attachment to give this sub-net power from your main network while keeping it a separate network.
Add another filtered Storage Bus to the Sub-net in part 3. A single "ad-hoc" (no controller) network can handle up to 8 channels. One goes to your input Interface, which leaves you 7 for filtering Storage Buses; and if you know what you are doing you can use recursive sub-nets to expand that infinitely.
RF tools builder
Use a storage filter in the builder so it doesn't mine the stuff you don't want. Not only does it simplify sorting/trashing stuff but I'm pretty sure that it also makes the builder use less energy since it doesn't mine those blocks at all. Stick an ender chest on top of the builder, stick a matching chest near your ae2 system and stick an import bus on it with a couple acceleration cards. Think the quarry card itself has a filter now too which might be enough for all the trash even without adding a storage filter.
Output bus to your smelter(s).
Ignore all the people telling you to do your filtering/trashing after everything is already in AE2, you're wasting power/time mining the stuff, wasting power/time putting it into AE2, wasting power/time getting it out of ae2, and will require more AE2 infrastructure if you listen to them. :) Always filter first, regardless of what quarry type you settle upon.
Once you're deeper into the pack and have a lot more RF production the Void Ore miners can replace the builder so you don't have to move anything around anymore. Few days will get you to the higher tier miners which are quite speedy.
I cant ever get that filter to work properly. No matter if I Blacklist or Whitelist, it never does what I set it up for....
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