Some Red Pipe Wire in action.

Pipe Wire
Pipe Wire
Data Value 4069-4072
Source Mod Buildcraft 3
Pipe Wire is crafted in an Assembly Table. It is added to Pipes in order to allow Gates to transmit signals between one another. Pipe wire comes in four colors: red, blue, green and yellow. The different-colored wires are also components used in the assembly of more complex gates.

Cobblestone Structure Pipes can be used to connect a pipe wire from one pipe to another while preventing the pipes from interacting.



- 1 x Redstone
- 1 x Iron Ingot
- 1 x Dye
Produces: 8 x Pipe Wire
Assembly Table.gif


Iron Ingot


Pipe Wire


Loops in pipe wire can lead to strange behavior, such as a wire not turning off when it should, or turning off when one of the Gates powering it turns off, even when another gate should be keeping it powered.

Pipe wires do not maintain their state when logging out and back in, so, for example, latches will be reset, and an inverter such as "If red pipe wire is off, turn on blue pipe wire" will send a brief pulse if its input is off during login.

Video TutorialEdit

Using Pipe Wires to Stop Engines from Overheating - Minecraft In Minutes02:14

Using Pipe Wires to Stop Engines from Overheating - Minecraft In Minutes


Pipe Wire - Buildcraft In Minutes01:16

Pipe Wire - Buildcraft In Minutes


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