So the line with the torches. This forbids turning logs into charcoal at all? All these configs seems like man-mode Sounds like fun. (Not sure about the finite water... but hey, gotta try sometimes.)
Finite water is best water. Though since you're not using Railcraft, Steam may be hard without Water Collectors. Also, I recommend IHL Tools & Machines for the added water physics. You can dig a pit and dig a canal to bring water to your base.