Although I am not Ernie or Erica I'll share my experience. It works on my stove, I have a bypass(straight to the exit stack) to light when cold, an option for the bench, and an option for the tube/shell hot water heat exchanger. All ultimately share the same exit stack but don't need to. You should have some way of priming the various exit options to ensure draft when switching. Canyon
yes we have it setup as a bypass system it works pretty well. you will want to ensure that you have a good seal between the systems or you could get a CO build up in to one you are not using.
I would suggest a T and the flap configured so you dont shut both paths off. (I dont like smoke back). You could also make a really short system for the kitchen that would let you set up a warming oven.
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