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Wanting to go to space I started my base next to some oil wells. Today when I logged on to my server, I was welcomed by this view:

Oil wells on fire

... what are my options here? Can I put them out somehow? What do I do?

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  • well then. You could try going into the server options and disabling firespread, but I don't think that will extinguish it. Rain might help
    – Rapitor
    Jan 10, 2014 at 19:32
  • Disabling firespread doesn't stop it, but does help when trying to put it out. Rain does nothing :/ Seems I might have to drop water on top of every spot, which will take forever... Maybe I'll just have to start pumping it up and see if I can save it that way.
    – Svish
    Jan 10, 2014 at 20:07
  • I'm pretty sure a friend of mine had the same problem, and it wasnt a problem in the end, they just pumped it up like normal no biggy.
    – Ender
    Jan 10, 2014 at 20:41
  • they do kind of make good beacons for sea travels...
    – Rapitor
    Jan 10, 2014 at 21:45

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Managed to put it out doing the following:

  • /gamemode doFireTick false
  • Cover the layer above the oil with dirt to put out the fire (including the 5 blocks at the top of the oil thing
  • /gamemode doFireTIck true
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There is a much better solution: go to the buildcraft config (usually tekkitfolder/config/buildcraft/main.conf), and then find the line:

B:burnOil=true

And simply set it to false. This will disable burning oil completely, without messing with other fire behaviour.

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Remember that the oil fires do waste the oil, let it burn long enough (couple of hours, sometimes a few days..., that is real time, not in game...) and the fire will clean all the oil... Had this storage tank, figured dumping oil in there with flood gates was a cheaper option than building a shitload of tanks, and after a weeks vacation come to see it on fire and about empty....

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