[40d] Magma Burning Wooden Pump by Kanddak

Movie Description:

I heard conflicting reports that you could or could not pump magma with a pump made of wood. It sounded plausible to me, because I'd thought I'd read about it being done in some community fort, and it made sense with the way that other buildings in the game are ok with magma as long as they're not submerged.
But I wanted to try it for myself, just to be sure.
It turned out that the wooden pump quickly caught fire when used to pump magma, even though it was never submerged.
So much for that theory.

This experiment was performed in Dwarf Fortress

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Submitted by: RAM - 2009-03-13

Is it possible that it would work if it pumped into a channel and there was no adjacent magma at the same Z-level as the pump?

Submitted by: Duke - 2009-03-14

You need a fireproof block in order for the wall to work. Just an idea.

Submitted by: Daniel - 2009-03-20

I think it's just the giant screw that can be wood.


Do you only see a blank space instead of a play button?