Why is my soul sand elevator not working?
As others have observed, it needs to be a column of water source blocks. Kelp is your friend, get at least as many kelp plants as your elevator is high. Once the water column is full of kelp, go down and swap in the soul sand again, which breaks all the kelp.
Does Soul sand make you go up?
Placing soul sand under source water blocks creates a lifting bubble column, which causes items, players, and mobs inside the column to rise to the surface.
How do you make a water elevator with soul sand and kelp in Minecraft?
Place your kelp
Head to the bottom of your water column where your soul sand will go later, and place kelp on every block going up. Keep placing until you reach the top of the shaft. This will change the flowing water to water sources in the Java Edition.
How high can a water elevator go?
The water elevator can be launched to a maximum height of 11 blocks.
What block pushes you up in water?
A bubble column is a block generated by placing magma blocks or soul sand in water (source). Bubble columns push or pull entities and items in certain directions.
Can you smelt soul sand?
If a block of Soul Sand is smelted in a furnace, a block of Ghost Glass is produced. Ghost Glass is not transparent like normal glass but is translucent. That mean it would allow light to shine through but players and mobs cannot see through it.