Phoebus 625 Stove Restoration Labels

Stove fan and restorer Phillip C. was kind enough to share some labels he made. (Thanks, Phillip!) He used them on a recent restoration of his Phoebus 625 gasoline/naphtha stove. Here’s how they looked on his nicely restored stove.

The labels are presented in three ways: as pdfs, as jpgs, and as docx files. I don’t own a color printer, but, if you do, these may be very useful for you. You are on your own for formatting and the like.

Phoebus small label
Phoebus main label


Phoebus 625 small label template1
Phoebus 625 main label template1
Instructions for operating the stove are found here:

AND! Did you know that if you are missing the caps for the Phoebus 625 you can replace them with a BernieDawg Wide Body silent damper cap? Sure enough! Here’s a photo:


Radius “Special Silent” UFO Silent Burner Cap Compatibility

Can I use the Radius UFO silent cap on a standard silent burner?
Signed, Silent Guy

Nope. Sorry, Silent Guy. A lot of people don’t realize that there is a size difference between the two types of burners. The Radius “Special Silent” burner is substantially smaller than the standard #5-sized silent burner.

“Special Silent” on the left, standard #5 sized burner on the right

If the spigot tube on the “Special Silent” (aka the UFO burner) looks smaller than the #5 spigot tube, that’s because it is. The “Special Silent” spigot tube has an outer diameter of 14.5mm while the OD on the #5 burner is 16mm. So, no way the UFO cap will fit on the #5 burner.

If you have not got a #5 burner in hand, here’s how the “Special Silent” compares to a standard sized #1 roarer burner. Hope that helps. BD


Stove Part Supplier Links

Here’s a list of stove part suppliers that I’ve used or know about. As I think on it, I may add more, so check back frequently. Pretty sure this list is current as of December 2021. These suppliers tend to come and go in many cases. If I’m wrong about a supplier drop me an email and I’l investigate/fix it. If I’ve listed your outfit and you don’t want to be listed just let me know in an email. If you find a dead link or if you know of a link I should add, please let me know by emailing: and I’ll try to add, update or remove it as required as soon as possible. Thanks!

South Korea:
  • philbeagle (Various stove/lantern parts) –       I can no longer recommend the British Military #12 silent cap from Philbeagle as it has undergone revisions that make it a poor performer without significant modifications involving re-machining some of the parts.
  • simonchantwus_gmail (PentaWrenches, stove and lantern parts) –
  • chi5972 (stove and lantern fabricated parts) –
  • kitelamp (sells remakes of various hard-to-find stove and lantern accessories) Has moved away from eBay and sells directly through this website – Has lots of really good and awesome products!
  • ama3736 eBay seller sells a small number of parts and graphite packing for many stoves – sadly has now decided (1/2021) that “shipping costs too much” for them to ship products to Canada, Hawaii and much of the rest of the world. ???? Still ships to the mainland USA and the UK at this time, but I’d suggest going to KiteLamp for standard sized graphite packings for a better deal instead:

Juwel 34 Stove Manual and Instructions – Original German and English Translation

Here are both the original German language manual for the popular Juwel 34 stove and my English translation of the Juwel 34 stove manual. Jpg files are first, and then, at the bottom are the links to the higher quality PDF files. You are welcome to share and distribute these files.

PDF files
Juwel 34 Stove Manual – German 1MB
Juwel 34 Manual English Translation 3MB

Heinze Geniol German Army Kocher Stove Manuals

Down below I have some English translations of the Heinze Geniol German Army Stove manuals and box lid placard. Here are some photos of the stove I’m talking about.

I have a short video at my YouTube channel showing how to light one up with the quick lighter device:
The video has some links to both the storage bag and the windshield I show with the stove.

The stove comes with a multi-page pamphlet that describes operating, maintenance and repair procedures. It’s in German.

But, I’ve translated it into English. Just a couple of pages as a teaser for the PDF documents you can download below.

And, as it turns out, there are two different versions of the German language manual. I found this version one manual online here:
Here’s the Version 1 in German which you can download here from my site or from the site at that link just above:
Heinze Geniol Army Kocher Manual Version 1 German
Here’s the Version 2 in German which came with one of my kochers and has some edits to create new sections and some corrections from version one:
Heinze Geniol Army Kocher Manual Version 2 German

So, I translated both versions. Here are the two smaller files that just show single pages:
Heinze Geniol Cooker Manual Ver.1 English Single page
Heinze Geniol Cooker Manual Vers.2 English Single page

For a booklet style view on your computer or device, download one or both of these slightly larger files:
Heinze Geniol Army Kocher English Manual Version 1 for viewing
Heinze Geniol Army Kocher English Manual Version 2 for viewing

For a document that you can print double-sided and get the pages located in the proper order (to make your own hard copy booklet), download one or both of these files:
Heinze Geniol Army Kocher English Manual Version 1 for booklet printing
Heinze Geniol Army Kocher English Manual Version 2 for booklet printing

There are instructions under the lid, too. They are not as good as in the manual.

Here’s the translation of those, too.

Hey! You are free to download these and even share them around. Please retain my little credit to me I put on the translated pages. It took me a lot of days to translate, so it just seems fair. Download and share them for free – it’s knowledge! Let’s be decent humans and share our knowledge and resources! (I don’t believe in trying to make money on documents that I didn’t even print or author originally. Nor do I believe in creating a silly “monopoly” on knowledge by restricting knowledge to subscribers. 🙄 Those ideas are weirdly mean-spirited and not very nice.👎)
You’re welcome, stove fans! 🥳 BD

Optimus Hiker+ Manual

The Optimus Hiker+ stove was discontinued in 2020. Here’s the Optimus Hiker+ manual for you collectors or for anyone who needs one. Free of charge. The jpgs are below. Click on each image for the full size jpg.
Or, slide down the page farther for a link to get the PDF of better quality.

Better quality PDF copy of the manual (about 486KB):
Optimus Hiker+ Manual