Phoebus No. 5 silent burner

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  1. attb2

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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

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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)
     
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    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
     
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    Thanks Tony! I did not realize the outer cap position!
     
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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
     
  8. attb2

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    Uhm, oh! I used it with gasoline... So that was the main problem...
    In our country kerosene called petroleum and gasoline called benzin. 3 year ago I did not know the difference. :content:
     
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    Welcome back.
    Better late than never.

    Michael
     
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    Yes, fuel names can be very confusing.
    Click here and scroll down to the table.
     
  11. threedots New Zealand

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    Hello @attb2 .
    You must get the correct tool to do up the jet firmly(not too tight) to seal it, otherwise the joint will leak fuel gas giving you a yellowish flame and that promotes under burning.

    Cheers, John