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I play minecraft with Industrial Craft^2, Buildcraft(with Extra Buildcraft Pipes), RedPower and Equivalent Exchange. I want to build a automatic cobblestone factory that could fill a chest with cobblestone and send the overflow to my Mass Fabricator.

My question is how to convert a block to its entity form so I can send it through my pipe system.

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blow it up​​​​? –  BlueRaja - Danny Pflughoeft Oct 5 '11 at 23:59
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Seems kind wasteful, about 70% of block are destoryed(minecraft wiki). –  giodamelio Oct 6 '11 at 0:21
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Honestly, if you are using build craft, don't bother with a cobblestone factory, just work toward a building a quarry and you will have all the cobblestone you could ever want.

When I make my quarries, I usually filter out the cobblestone and feed it in to a chain of 6 double chests and then feed the overflow in to IC's recyclers.

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I ended up building a few quarrys and setting them to super huge sizes, i'll let them run overnight and see what I get. –  giodamelio Oct 6 '11 at 9:15
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You can use an automated miner.

You make a cobblestone generator that using pistons to push the cobblestone into the area that the autominer mines.

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Cool, there kinda expensive. –  giodamelio Oct 6 '11 at 4:43
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I don't know about the mods you're using, but the piston mod that was popular before official pistons had the property that two pistons pushing a block at the same time would convert it to a resource entity; there are YouTube videos of cobblestone generators using this feature.

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