By Katy
Today, I fell in a vent in our floor while decorating our Christmas tree. My husband removed the grates months ago to increase airflow. I fell in past my knee and he had to pull me out by the arms. It's been four days and I can still barely walk. My office is on a second floor... We don't have an elevator. FML
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By  thehaystackerine  |  20

hope it's an artificial tree. that extra air flow will dry out a real tree real fast, and create a fire hazard.

  KittyMack  |  13

The way they phrased it as something the husband did makes me suspect OP didn't know. Perhaps the vent was behind furniture where it was hard to see. In a small or oddly laid out room one might squeeze into, say, the gap between a couch & a wall, to gain access to a part of the tree, or put a recliner or something else that had been near the hole, into storage to free up space for a gathering.
Or she did know but couldn't do anything about it because he's a bully & INSISTED the grate be left out. Months later OP has forgotten about the hole, or just gets distracted for a moment, steps in the hole.
I am a big fan of due dilligence, and yeah, people shouldn't have holes in their floors. But we don't have enough info to conclude that OP was negligent.

By  Kaili McCoy  |  6

Sounds like your husband is being lazy. When’s the last time you had your HVAC cleaned? It’ll work like new and you can keep the grates on - that are there so you don’t fall down a hole in your floor!

By  tounces7  |  27

Your Husband removed the grates to increase airflow? What a dumb ass. The airflow is going to limited any way by the number of vents you have, and the intake.