You might think it a bit odd to be writing a eulogy for a propane burner, but this burner was the heart and fire of our first sauna for over 13 years. Countless pounds of propane (4000 lbs?), many gallons of sweat, scores of people, by any measure this propane cast-iron crabpot cooker had a good run of it, heating up the sauna from Nelson to Victoria and many points in between. With it’s two-ring configuration, automatic peizo ignitor and easy to use gas valve, it set a high standard for reliability and ease of use that is still unsurpassed. We acquired it in December 2000 but of late there were too many cracks in the casting and the propane just wasn’t burning well anymore, and this recent sunday was it’s last sweat. The ignitor and injection valves were salvaged for use in a future project, and the burner has been temporarily replaced with a used cast burner from the local recycling center.