I haven't been happy with the igniter in my PDVC since I rebuilt the stove last summer. After talking with ESW I made some adjustment to the position of the igniter and got acceptable results. Then it got slower and slower to the point that the firepot was full before it caught or I got an E2 on the control display. I noticed when I took the old igniter out that it was beginning to swell at it's midsection. It wouldn't have lasted much longer. After searching for an inexpensive heater I finally found one on Ebay. The diameter matches the original, and the length is just a little short but the actively heated section is the same length. The only other physical difference is the absence of a welded on reference ring for setting the collar position. I couldn't believe the price when I saw it...$5.00 with shipping included. It came from China so I had to wait about ten days for it to arrive. I installed it last night and have run two start cycles so far, one last night and one this morning. I had combustion in about three minutes on both cycles. We will have to wait and see how long this lasts, but really, for $5 I didn't feel I could go wrong. Oh and it came with a coupon $5 off on my next purchase!