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Capt Cliff Jul 29, 2016 @ 9:23am
Vault Tec Water Pump??
Anyone figured out how to power up the big water pump in Vault 88? I buitl generators out there but they won't connect to it!!
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craigsters Jul 29, 2016 @ 9:28am 
I think on the back end of it is a rectangle grey panel you attach to it, or you could just plop one of the small grey power conduits to it that came with the dlc
Zaris Jul 29, 2016 @ 9:32am 
Afair the connector is at the top of the water pump. I built a generator in front of it (between pump and tunnle entrance near the water) and the cable connected to a spot at the highest in the middle of the pump.
Last edited by Zaris; Jul 29, 2016 @ 9:32am
Capt Cliff Jul 29, 2016 @ 9:36am 
Originally posted by Refas:
Afair the connector is at the top of the water pump. I built a generator in front of it (between pump and tunnle entrance near the water) and the cable connected to a spot at the highest in the middle of the pump.

Wow!! I tried that and when the pump is highlighted white the power plants are not and visa versa. As for the conduits where do you run the conduit?? You can not place a white rectangular power point on the outside of a vault tec modual to transfer power from the main generator!
Killzone Jul 29, 2016 @ 9:47am 
Originally posted by Capt Cliff:
Originally posted by Refas:
Afair the connector is at the top of the water pump. I built a generator in front of it (between pump and tunnle entrance near the water) and the cable connected to a spot at the highest in the middle of the pump.

Wow!! I tried that and when the pump is highlighted white the power plants are not and visa versa. As for the conduits where do you run the conduit?? You can not place a white rectangular power point on the outside of a vault tec modual to transfer power from the main generator!

You can place them on the outside of domestic and utility hall pieces.
Capt Cliff Jul 29, 2016 @ 10:57am 
Originally posted by Killzone:
Originally posted by Capt Cliff:

Wow!! I tried that and when the pump is highlighted white the power plants are not and visa versa. As for the conduits where do you run the conduit?? You can not place a white rectangular power point on the outside of a vault tec modual to transfer power from the main generator!

You can place them on the outside of domestic and utility hall pieces.

Ok, I got an outside connection and I strung a power line, hot, out to the Vault Tec Water Pump and I STILL could not power it up!! This is nuts!! Why not a holotape as to what the hell to do!!
ironhead1969 Jul 29, 2016 @ 10:59am 
Did you turn the breaker on? I believe it's on the left side as you face it.
Tex_Recoil Jul 29, 2016 @ 11:02am 
I have read that sometimes the water pump is broken from the start of the dlc and cant be fixed, same with the powerplant.
craigsters Jul 29, 2016 @ 11:59am 
I just hooked up the water purifier and ran my wire throw the ceiling and placed two regular floor type condiuts on the roof and then to the water purifier!..

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=733872724


it's huge pointy conduit built ontop of the water purifier
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=733873041
Last edited by craigsters; Jul 29, 2016 @ 12:01pm
Barnhoff Meyer Jul 29, 2016 @ 12:08pm 
I hooked the water pump to a fusion reactor inside vault building. -talk about long wire. :)
Last edited by Barnhoff Meyer; Jul 29, 2016 @ 12:08pm
Capt Cliff Jul 29, 2016 @ 1:05pm 
Originally posted by ironhead1969:
Did you turn the breaker on? I believe it's on the left side as you face it.

I could not find a breaker on the power unit inside the main vault area, near the exit.
Capt Cliff Jul 29, 2016 @ 1:12pm 
Originally posted by craigsters:
I just hooked up the water purifier and ran my wire throw the ceiling and placed two regular floor type condiuts on the roof and then to the water purifier!..

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=733872724


it's huge pointy conduit built ontop of the water purifier
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=733873041

This is weird for I ran a line out to the pump but you need to build a seperate power plant inside the vault complex?? The pump only need 20 and you have 150!! It's not worth the resourses to build try to power it up.
Capt Cliff Jul 29, 2016 @ 1:19pm 
It seems it's simpler to just build another pump and power it off the existing power plant. The big unit gives you 100 water and two big pumps give you 80 and you can build a line out to them or build a 10 power unit to run them. Who ever thught of this big unit screwed the pooch!
SuperBobKing Jul 29, 2016 @ 1:48pm 
I had to use one of the tall power poles between the pump and generator, because otherwise the wire was sitting too low to be able to reach the connection on the pump without being blocked by part of the pump.
ragtopbob Jul 29, 2016 @ 1:51pm 
I built generators close to the pump but the wire wouldn't connect. I stuck a regular conduit into the cave ceiling above the pump and connected wire that way. Maybe my original angle was to great to make the connection...dunno. I was puzzeled for a bit.
Ruben Thomas Jul 29, 2016 @ 1:55pm 
Captain Cliff, the vault reactor that comes standard with vault 88 is not actually connected to anything. The heads up display of the workshop says you have 150 power at the start, because the reactor is active, but it does not connect to anything, including the new vault structures, so effectively you have 0 power.

You have to connect the standard vault reactor to your power grid in the main hall, I recommend conduits, as they can clip through walls with some fiddling. Alternatively you can just build a new vault reactor in the main hall, at which point you will have 150 power available (or however much your new reactor provides), although the heads up display will say 300 (the other 150 being the old unconnected vault reactor).
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Date Posted: Jul 29, 2016 @ 9:23am
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