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Phoebus No. 5 silent burner

Discussion in 'Phoebus' started by attb2, Nov 29, 2015.

  1. attb2 Hungary

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    I found this stove in my grandmother's house: Phoebus No. 5 MJR
    It was not in working condition, so I ordered missing parts from fettlebox: inner + outer cap and nipple.
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    Replaced pump-leather, and tried to open the burner screw but it is stucked.

    There was no leak on the tank and intensive pumping can pressurize the hole system. Today I found some fuel and want to start it. After a few tries it has enough pressure to keep continuous burning.

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    Nice to see the stove is still working!

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    (Small wire only holds outer cap. Do not want to loose it. :-))
     
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  3. attb2 Hungary

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    Thanks! If understand you right, something is wrong with my nipple? It is a brand new item, but I have no tool to tighten it. (used a small pliers)
     
  4. Tony Press

    Tony Press Australia Subscriber

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    @attb2

    There are many causes of underburn. Sometimes it's a matter of swapping a few inner and outer caps around until you get it right. Sometimes your outer cap isn't sitting flush on the burner and needs to be 'polished' on a sharpening stone.

    Looking at the photos, though, the outer cap looks crooked. Is it sitting flat on the burner?

    Tony
     
  5. attb2 Hungary

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    Thanks Tony! I did not realize the outer cap position!
     
  6. Wonho Kim United States

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    Thanks.
    What fuel you use it?
    Gasoline or Paraffin(kerosene)
     
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    Kerosene only. Gasoline is really dangerous in a non-regulated burner. The only way to lower the flame is to open the air screw, which would release gasoline fumes a couple inches from the burner. Kerosene has much lower vapor pressure, so you're releasing air.

    ....Arch
     

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