I already have a medium sized item sorting and storage system, using the common hopper filters method. Right now I have about 6 chests per item, and I'm wondering if there's a way to make the storage expandable without tearing things out.

I know about silos, but if I expand down, my final output chest moves down. If I expand up, I have to rip up the filter system and raise it as well.

Are there any good horizontal storage systems that are tileable, or ways of using a silo that lets you refill chests upward?

  • For moving items upwards: Minecarts with Hoppers are slow to transfer items, but allow for upwards movement of items. An item elevator + water stream to a hopper might also work, but it would probably be laggy. – user109232 Jun 7 '15 at 19:50
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    Droppers can be used to make an item elevator. minecraft101.net/redstone/dropper-elevator.html – angussidney Jun 7 '15 at 22:27
  • I believe items can rise through hoppers so if you hook up an dropper pointing upwards into a column of hoppers it should fill all of the up. – ModDL May 5 '16 at 1:38

I don't know if this will help, but I think I found a good horizontal storage system. This one is infinitely expandable, and has an optional lamp that will light when the chest is full.

Seems to be what you need.

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