This is a truly wonderful piece of equipment. It has saved me hours of dangerous contortions atop a rickety ladder. My only complaint is that the ignition is a bit fidgety. I'm not sure why. The propane would ignite and them pop off. By playing with the controls I could get initial ignition about half the time. Once it is going there are no problems re-igniting. My feeling is that the pulse of propane comes after an initial ignition of residual gas left over from a previous blast and blows out the flame. It may be intrinsic to the delay in gas arrival that comes with the extra length. Not a big deal.