Power grid question

1 week 1 day ago #84 by Brinley Taliesin
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Hi :) I'm just startng out with Satyr Farm and your extension packages. I have taken/used water from the silver-grey Powered(?) water tower that came bundled on the power grid platform but how do I get it to refill? My grid has a couple hundred kWh stored in the controller, and the SF Electric pump is right next to the tower and says "Idle". Clicking the tower gives the normal SF Water Tower menu "Add Water" "Get Water" "Close". Its name is also the same as normal ones, "SF Water Tower" though it does have the power_water_tower script in it. The SF Electric Pump has no menu or options.

An unrelated question: How long should it take for the normal water tower to refill from 0%? It seemed to go up very slowly so I placed several more Wind Pumps around it but that didn't seem to have any effect, and they all stayed at 100%.

Thanks for any help and looking forward to farming :)

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1 week 1 day ago - 1 week 1 day ago #85 by Cnayl Rainbow
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Hi there. For the electric powered water tower, when the water level in it goes below about 40% it should start the pump which tops it up by about 25% It will probably never get much above 65% unless topped up by water buckets, but also it should never drop much below 40% either. You only need one SF Electric Pump per region as it will feed all electric water towers in the region (as long as you have enough energy reserves) and can be placed anywhere you want, it doesn't have to be next to a tower.

For the traditional system, the wind pump only supplies water to one "SF Water Tower" (the closest one) It will work with the new electric ones, so if you put one next to a water tower, that would top it up also as well as the electric pump. Also, if you rename the electric water tower, it will continue to work with the electric pump, but the wind pump won't try and send it water any-more.

When you first rez a wind pump it takes about 2 hours to fill up. Once full it sends 2% water to the water tower and repeats this every 2 hours (it's set as 1000 seconds in the script). The traditional water tower should start at 100% full when you rez it and it drops by 2% each time something takes water from it (such as a plant, feeder or a bucket)

Hope that all makes sense and helps you out :)
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1 week 1 day ago #86 by Brinley Taliesin
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Oh ok great, the powered tower was only around 45% and I was wondering why it wasn't filling lol. Thanks very much for the 'splanation!

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1 week 1 day ago #87 by Cnayl Rainbow
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I'm glad you asked as I'm not sure why I set it to work like that! I'll probably change it soon!

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