I have a quarry set up, and it has encountered a rather large pool of lava. I can collect it and use it with cells, but that would be a waste of my time. Is there a machine I can use to collect it? I have looked into the IndustrialCraft and RedPower pumps, but none of them seem to have what I'm looking for. What can I use to pump large lakes of lava?
As the quarry keeps mining the water will fill the entire surface of quarry and will instantly transform any lava to obsidian, which can be mined out without problem, and when the quarry is done you can remove the water with a single bucket.
If the quarry has already mined far down and is stuck on the lava putting a source block in the center of the lava (or multiple blocks in multiple places if it's a really big lava source) will also do the trick rather fast.
The pump from Buildcraft 3 will take care of lava and output it to any tank nearby.
An easy way to solve this is to drop a Buildcraft pump directly above the lava (it doesn't matter how many blocks above it, the pump will create a pipe going down into the lava). Give the pump four Redstone Engines to power it and connect piping from the pump to a tank you wish to store it in or to a Liquid Transposer from Thermal Expansion if you wish to automatically can the lava.