Hello I have a very old propane wall heater on a vacation home. It is a "millivolt" type that does not require external power (no battery, no 24 VAC, no 110 VAC). It is a simple 2 wire system. No C wire. You can see the current thermostat here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000BQWADS
I would like to keep this thermostat because we often lose power at this location. This allows me to control the gas heater even without electricity.
However I would like to install a smart thermostat in parallel that I can control remotely via the internet - but keep the existing one as back up. In case of a power outage, I can still control the temperature when I'm at the same location.
I understand that most smart thermostats like Nest don't support millivolt heaters out of the box, but I've read there are ways to rewire them to support them, especially the UK version of Nest. Regardless of this possible issue, my question is more basic:
Will two thermostats wired in parallel work well with each other?
Will heater run as long as one of the thermostats is ON (even if the other one is OFF)? Are there any conflicts or concerns is both thermostats are ON at the same time? Any concerns if one is ON and the other is OFF?