Yeah I agree with Fred.. If you already have the pipe with the male end towards the stove (configured for wood), I don't feel it necessary to tear it apart and turn it around for coal. Mine is male end (crimped end) towards the stove.
dcrane wrote:when gases are flowing through the pipe gases do not weep out each connection point into your living room
As long as any negative pressure whatsoever is maintained in the pipe (which is easily read on a manometer), carbon monoxide cannot escape the joints no matter what direction the pipe is going.. If the pressure in the pipe goes positive (draft failure - or down draft from a blast of wind) it still ain't gonna matter what direction the pipe is going.. CO is gonna get out.
Personally, I don't feel pipe direction matters for coal.. But might be important for wood, due to the creosote running down the outside of the pipe.
freetown fred wrote:I believe it's been OVER discussed & the outcome was, as I personally believe, it don't matter.
Where ya been