When the gas valve in my hot water heater opens to make hot water, it often opens so powerfully it essentially blows out both the pilot and the main burner at least 50% of the time that it lights itself up. Due to the lack of flame, the water heater winds up shutting itself down due to a now cold thermocouple. Even when I initially light the pilot (which works fine) and have the door of the water heater open, it lights up hard often throwing a little fireball out of the side. When the heater does light, the flame looks like it has a good mixture (nice and blue). It just seems like the valve opens so hard/quickly and send too big of a burst of propane initially down the tube to the pilot and when it hits the pilot it's igniting too hard. I've tried taking my compressed air gun and blowing some air around in the tube hoping that a critter built a nest sometwhere and was partially blocking a tube or something but it didn't seem to help. Any thoughts to get this to ignite smoother?