What's the deal with IC2 miner and the BC pump?
First the pump. I placed it high above a lava pool (in the nether) and without any redstone engine attached, or switch placed near it, the pump extends its pipe down to the lava. I attached a redstone and a switch but turning on the switch starts the redstone engine but stops the pump....wha? Does the pump no longer need external power?
The miner. I ran the lava from the pump to a geothermal generator via pipes, then placed the miner next to the generator. So far so good. I put in a drill and one of the scanners (I forget which), nothing happens yet. I then put in the mining pipe into the top middle slot and it springs to life spewing blocks out the side, ignoring a transport pipe attached to the other side.
To stop the spewing I placed a chest next to the miner and it stopped. I mean it stopped running and mining. The chest has a redstone engine on a wooden pipe. Not sure if it is close enough to interfere though. Anyhow, I take the drill out and the thing starts working for a bit, then the mining pipe exits the miner and goes into the chest...more what the fuck.
How does this thing operate and what am I doing wrong?