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are you using smart batteries? a smart battery and an automation cable to a coal generator will make you use SUBSTANTIALLY less fuel.so is that little thermo coupler the only option (outside of ice biomes) you have for direct heat dissipation? I sequester my power rooms and that's great. Keeps my base a nice temperature. But the temp in those rooms creeps up reliably. Nothing's overheated yet, but it obviously will. And what -little- i've read on reddit and stuff is all centered around ice biome cooling.
I've been trying different water cooling setups for ambient heat radiation. I gotta say, they all completely suck. So I guess you do radiant ventilation and hydrogen is the best heat exchanger?
I don't want to read/watch TOO much about endgame setups.. that turns into a game of "do what I saw on a letsplay" which is kinda anti-fun. But at this point, with the time investments it takes to get to a spot where you can experiment (and the window you have to experiment before stuff starts to go critical failure)...
Power generation is a real challenge. I like that. Well, you can generate a bunch of it real easy... but it hurts my soul for a coal gen to be running overnight with max charge batteries because my little derp went to bed AS he was turning it off. Probably need to just unlock a shitload of the tech tree before I even start building out at all, really. You can get your initial 3 self-sustaining within 10 days or so.
as for cooling there's a rather simple technique i use. basically if a substance can absorb heat before you destroy it, do so. that is to say that if you have pee water at 36 degrees you're going to convert to clean water anyway. make it swing by that heat, use conductive pipes to absorb heat (just don't go over 100 degrees) then convert it to water at 40. you'll create a heat absorbtion loop that never ends.
You can do the same with other substances. Most folks make chilled oxygen by having their oxygen pumps pass through a weezewort room full of hydrogen using conductive pipes. the oxygen (and hydrogen) gets very cold. get into the negatives if you can. the oxygen will ambiently spread where your dupes live. pipe your hydrogen to wherever your heat is ( power plants, forges, or oil biome). use conductive pipes to make that hydrogen as hot as you can before it gets annihilated to make power.
One thing i LOVE to do around things like the above gold volcano, is that if i'm going to vent a gas into space (chlorine, c02 early on), i'll make it pass by a volcano like that (just not TOO close or the pipe will melt), then vent that hot gas into space.
the heat game is very long term and centered around strategic deletion and insulation. Understanding the best heat exangers and capacity is also key. hydrogen is the best gas to absorb heat. all liquids absorb heat SUPER well but waters turn to steam which is ass. my personal favorate is oil. make it ice cold at an entropy machine or weezewart stack, then snake it to your hot stuff and back again.