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? Jotuler
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.