Pipe placement is important. If you want to remove items from a furnace, for example, then a wooden pipe needs to be attached to the side of the furnace. A pipe connected to the top of a furnace places items into the top spot, and a pipe connected to the bottom of a furnace puts items into the bottom spot.

Pipes (overview)Edit

Buildcraft Pipes

Wood, cobblestone, stone, iron, gold, diamond and obsidian pipes.

Waterproof pipes

Wooden, Cobblestone, Stone, Iron and Gold waterproof pipes.

Conductive pipes

Wooden, Stone and Gold conductive pipes.

Wooden PipeEdit

Wooden pipes are for extracting items from any container (e.g. furnace, chest and other things that may hold items). It must be powered by an adjacent engine to function.

Cobblestone PipeEdit

Cobblestone pipes carry items along the pipe network. They will not connect to stone pipes.

Stone PipeEdit

Stone pipes carry items along the pipe network. They will not connect to cobblestone pipes. They will also continue the speed effects of powered gold pipes more efficiently than others.

Iron PipeEdit

Iron pipes have only one output. It can be changed with redstone or a wrench. They can't output into a wooden pipe.

Gold PipeEdit

Gold pipes can boost the speed of items passing through them when supplied with a redstone current

Diamond PipeEdit

Diamond pipes can filter items to different output pipes based on a user-defined filter.

Obsidian PipeEdit

Obsidian pipes will pick up items off the ground. Their collection range will increase when powered by an engine.

Stripe PipeEdit

Only available in BC for MC1.2.5, stripe pipe will place, pick up or use an object that is in front of it when powered by an engine.

The stripe pipe can also be used to autobuild a transport pipe. Simply place it on the end of a short length of transport pipe, then send more transport pipe down the pipe. The stripes pipe will replace itself with the new section of pipe and move one square forward.

Waterproof PipesEdit

Main article: Waterproof Pipes

Waterproof pipes can carry buildcraft compatible liquids around. They require pipe waterproof in their construction.

Conductive PipesEdit

Main article: Conductive Pipes

Conductive pipes can carry energy from engines to machines (e.g. quarry , oil refinery etc). They will not carry items or liquids.

Structure PipesEdit

Main article: Structure Pipes

Cobblestone Structure Pipe

Cobblestone Structure Pipe Recipe

Cobblestone structure pipes can be crafted by adding 1 gravel to a cobblestone transport pipe.

The Cobblestone Structure Pipe is used as a way to place Piping Wire over two piping systems with out having to cross the two systems together.