Re: common dryer vent
Posted by CM on February 26, 19101 at 11:03:54:
In response to Re: common dryer vent
You can install a backdraft damper (kind of like a check valve for air), but as hj notes, you may have a problem when both dryers run. I find it highly unlikely that the installation meets code without sufficiently sized exhaust and the backdraft damper. Discuss this with your landlord.

: I doubt that most codes would address your situation and unless you install a separate vent there is nothing you can do about #2 either. he moisture is not as much of a problem as the reduced air flow when two units try to use a pipe designed for one.

: : 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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