You step up to the pump, lean forward to drop the bucket onto the hook on the spout and step sideways so that you can grasp the handle. The pump is old and the handle heavy and you can hear the aging mechanism groan as you heave the handle upwards to the top of its swing. You get a good, solid grip of the handle and start to pump. The first stroke produces no water, but the next two is more rewarding; water gushes forth from the spout and the water level in your bucket rises. Each movement of the handle is accompanied by the groan of the pump and the squeak of the hinge. You stop for a moment to see how much water you have in the bucket and ease your stiff shoulder, still sore from all the logs you chopped earlier, and continue pumping. The pressure in the pump has fallen while you paused but it increases quickly as you pump again and in a few strokes the bucket is full. As you push the handle back down for the last time, it swings to its home position with a wheeze and a clatter and the last little bit of water coughs out of the spout. You lean down, pick up your bucket and walk away....
Yes, your friends or visitors can click on the pump to get a bucket and then right click and choose pump, the same way that you do.
Also included are two spare buckets, one each with the handle up and the handle down.
Come and try it out for yourself from my store at Matahari Island where you may also send it as a gift to a friend or loved one.
* Prims - Copy and Mod
* Scripts and Animations - Copy Only
For the entire range of Sandry's products and for the location of the SL and IW Stores, visit the web site: www.sandry.co.uk
Q. Can other people pump water too?
A. Yes, your friends or visitors can click on the pump to get a bucket and then right click and choose pump, the same as you.
Q. I'd like to have the bucket hanging from the pump all the time, or perhaps standing elsewhere in my garden, But when I rez the bucket that I got from the pump, it is no mod and temporary and it disappears after a minute or so. Can I have a non-temporary one?
A. Yes. In fact you already have one. Look in the folder or the box that the pump came in. There are two display buckets in there.
Q. I think I lost one of the parts of the set. Can I get a replacement?
A. Yes, of course. Visit one of my stores and find the vendor for this set. Click on the vendor and choose “Redelivery” and it will send a new copy to you. (It can take a day or two for me to update my own database with the sales from inBiz Marketplace, please contact me by IM if you are having difficulties.)
Q. Sometimes the pumping animation gets out of sync with the handle movement. Why is this and what can I do about it?
A. We spent a lot of time working on the coordination between the avatar and the pump handle and we got it as close as we can. It's usually better after the first time you play it because the viewer will have cached the animations. At the moment, this is as accurate as we can make it. If things change in the future and we are able to more accurately coordinate the scripts and animations, we'll jump at the chance. We think that this is still a unique creation and we are not aware of anywhere else with anything quite like it.