Stovepipe direction

Stovepipe direction

PostBy: jotuler On: Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:36 am

I was setting my stovepipe in a new installation (harmon mark II) when a pang of doubt made me stop what I was doing. I know that when installing a woodstove the male end of the stove pipe should point toward the stove so that any condensate will run toward the stove without leaking. But I faintly recall that with a coalstove the male end of the stovepipe is reversed to help contain gasses and because condensate is not the problem it is with with wood. Is this the case or did I attend too many Dead concerts in the 60's?
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Re: Stovepipe direction

PostBy: Blackdiamonddoug On: Mon Sep 22, 2008 11:36 am

female side of pipe attaches to the stove
Think of the stove as having male gender
last connection to flue pipe is male
flue is female gender
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Re: Stovepipe direction

PostBy: jotuler On: Mon Sep 22, 2008 3:13 pm

Gotcha thanks BDD
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Re: Stovepipe direction

PostBy: SemperFi On: Mon Sep 22, 2008 7:49 pm

Blackdiamondoug, I just went and looked at my stove and it appears to be a female stove :shock:
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Re: Stovepipe direction

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Mon Sep 22, 2008 8:19 pm

Can you burn wood in your Harman? If so, maybe that is why it is female. With coal, it doesn't matter which way the pipe goes. With wood, creosote will run from the joints if the male end is going up to the thimble.
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