common dryer vent
Posted by linda on February 26, 19101 at 01:47:57:
i am in an apartment complex, and i recently bought a washer and dryer. i've discovered that my upstairs neighbor's dryer vent is connected either directly or indirectly to mine. if i leave my dryer door open when she is drying clothes, my apartment fills with warm moist air and my dryer's filter accumulates lint on the "wrong" side. closing the dryer door keeps the air from her dryer out of my apartment, but i fear that even more condensate accumulates in my dryer.

i have two questions:
1. is this legal, and in accordance with most codes?
2. how can i protect my dryer from the effects of this added moisture?

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