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Vacuum Pump
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Vacuum Pump is an interactive part in Scrap Mechanic.

Overview[]

The Vacuum Pump has many uses when connected to a trigger, including but not limited to: collecting Water into a Water Container, harvesting crops, and placing Blocks.

Usage[]

When a connected Trigger is activated, the Vacuum Pump will pull in or eject items, depending on its flow direction.

Press E on the Vacuum Pump to reverse the flow direction (Out by default). This direction is indicated by the blue arrow on the sides. The arrow will become green when an action was successfully performed. If an action fails, a red X will be shown.

"In" mode Vacuum Pumps will repeat about once every second while active. This makes the Switch the ideal activator for indefinite repetition. "Out" mode Vacuum Pumps, on the other hand, will not repeat. Instead, they will perform their action only once when activated, making the Button a better choice for repeated manual activation.

"In" mode Vacuum Pumps will harvest fully grown crops in a 3x3 area of soil mounds centered on the pump, placing Food and Seeds into Large Chests. They will also harvest Pigment Flower Plants and pick up dropped items.

"In" mode Vacuum Pumps that are placed in a fluid will collect the fluid and place it in Large Chests or their respective container, if one exists (see below).

Fluid Item Container
Water Water Water Container
Chemical Spill Chemicals Chemical Container
Oil Pool Crude Oil -

"Out" mode Vacuum Pumps can plant Seeds, apply Fertilizer, shoot Water (similar to a Water Cannon), and place Blocks. They can also pull items from Large Chests, Craftbots, and Refinebots.

When an "Out" mode Vacuum Pump is pressed against a Packing Station input slot, valid Food items shot from it will be accepted by the Packing Station.

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Soil will be duplicated if multiple Vacuum Pumps harvest a crop at the same time. To avoid this, space out the Vacuum Pumps so that each covers its own 3x3 area without overlapping.

Harvestables like Pigment Flower Plants or Cotton Plants will get their items duplicated if harvested by multiple Vacuum Pumps at the same time.

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