> I really had no clear idea of what he meant by "bobbles" either, but
> since he put that term in quotes, I reasoned that Pebe didn't know the
> correct technical term, so he made up a word to describe what he was
> seeing on his carpet, and I imagined a bobble to look like a hair ball a
> cat might cough up, but only smaller, dry, and made out of carpet
Yes, that's right. Tiny balls of material about 2 to 3mm dia. See this
link for devices to remove woolen balls from sweaters etc. I could not
think of another way to describe them.
'bobble remover - Bing' (http://tinyurl.com/d977m3a )
80/20 carpet is a description used by the carpet shop for a mixed wool
and fibre carpet. I assume it refers to the percentage of each material
in the mix.
We used a cylinder cleaner without brushes until I found out about turbo
brushes. We now use one of those but it does not help with the problem.