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Original owner looking for a rebuild kit for a Phoebus No.725

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  1. Seatracks United States

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    Hello All,

    I just came across this site last night doing a search for a rebuild kit. I must say it is a very interesting site with lots of cool stuff.
    Anyway, I am the original owner of a Phoebus 725 that I had purchased around 1979 or so. It has been with me on more hikes and climbs than I can remember and is still in use. While it still functions fine, I thought I would treat it to a good cleaning and rebuild so I could get another, umm, 35 years out of it, lol.
    Before I take it apart does anyone know who or where I can get a full rebuild kit? I have come across a service kit on Ebay that shows some parts that are for a model that has a fuel pump which mine does not have and it looks like it does not contain all the parts to do a complete rebuild.

    Thank you in advance. Phoebus 725.jpg
     
  2. Metropolitantrout

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    Hi Seatracks and welcome!

    I see a rebuild kit of the 625 in the Fettlebox (upper right side of the home page).
    https://fettlebox.co.uk/phoebus-625-washer-kit.html

    If that doesn't work, you can always make replacement seals for most classic stoves with a small sheet of Viton (Check eBay) and a simple hand punch set.

    Good luck! Jerry
     
  3. Seatracks United States

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    Metropolitantrout,

    Thanks for the heads up. I did not know the parts were interchangeable with the 625. Would you happen to know the thickness of the Viton needed?
     
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    Not sure they are compatible "if that doesn't work". Just pointing out that kits for some stoves are available here and they are generally not commercially available. Perhaps someone else will chime in or you might have to dig thru some of the threads to be sure.

    I have a small sheet of 2mm which works for most seals and another of 3+mm which works for most pips.

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  5. Seatracks United States

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    Thanks again. I sent an e-mail to Fettlebox to ask what they have available. I have spent the last few hours pouring over this site for anything additional information. Next step is to find a parts diagram.
     
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    Yeah @ fettlebox will better know if the parts fit. I'm sure he'll answer in the morning.
     
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    Phoebus 725 spares.JPG
    Quickie photo of the spares kit in mine. Includes spare jet (marked 'F' - as is the one installed in the stove) and needle, manual pricker, SRV pip, fuel lid washer. and another washer (lower) whose purpose I don't know. If necessary, I can get measurements for the washers and pip -- hopefully tomorrow.

    This may not be an original spares kit (note the pricker marked "Camping-Gaz") but it was in the stove when I purchased it.
    ....Arch
     
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    Spiritburner United Kingdom Admin Subscriber

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    Hi Arch - dimensions would be useful. Cheers!
     
  9. Seatracks United States

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    Thanks Arch,

    Measurements would be great.
     
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    OK, sorry for the delay. I can't seem to locate my micrometer, so these are eyeballed using a ruler.

    Fuel lid washer (the upper one in the photo) OD: 19 to 19.5mm
    (washer is slightly out-of-round) ID: 13mm
    Thickness: 3mm

    Washer of unknown purpose (lower in photo) OD: 17mm
    ID: 9mm
    Thickness: 2mm

    Pip (slightly out-of-round*) Diameter: 6mm
    Thickness: 3mm

    *The pip is not so much out-of-round as it is slightly uneven (dished sides) from being punched out.

    Best I can do for now. I hope this is helpful.

    These spares are likely the same age as the parts currently installed in the stove. They are still pliable enough to be functional, but I should probably also order a set if you're (Ross) going to make up a set.
    I would be happy to test these in my 725 if Seatracks wants to wait for confirmation they are the right size.

    ....Arch
     
  11. Seatracks United States

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    Arch,

    Thank you for the quick reply with measurements.
     
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    I remeasured with the micrometer, and I'll stick with the numbers I reported earlier.

    ....Arch
     

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