Dang, you've got great stuff coming along in here! I've made my own little elevator mod, but I love the way yours works. Each little part of this mod is kind of awesome. Those little things you wouldn't usually consciously think about, but are really convenient. I'm excited to see a first release!
I saw your actions with this mod on FTB, and I have to say that I love the ideas you have! I'll definitely be adding this to my modpack when it comes out. I hope the recipes will be more fair than some of OpenPeripherals', but it'll still be a good mod.
just a little idea, a block/item with can read how much ur valve tank/openblock tank (mabay add mod support) (can) store(s) would be nice! . mabay make it so it shows u the income and outcome rate? (the standard output the tank can accept and output, and the amount its currently accepting and outputting)
what about when you place 2 or more pressure plates next to each other, they are fused together, so they act like one pressure plate? It would look really good on double doors using pressure plates for opening. it would also be great for adventure maps. But you also need a way to disable that, maybe strips and notches from forgemultipart could be used for that?