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Is hyla suitable for thick carpets?
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Post# 462528   4/23/2023 at 16:33 by londonbuses54 (london)        

Hi there,
I am looking at getting a Hyla EST. However, i see that it has no suction relief valve on the hose or wand. Our carpet is so thick that many power heads just clamp down when the suction is too high (all straight suction heads and powerheads such as the sebo felix). Despite this, I have a kirby avalir which doesnít clamp down, so I was wondering if anybody has had the same experience with their thick pile carpet and could say whether the Hyla EST is likely to clamp down or move freely?

Many thanks

Post# 462529 , Reply# 1   4/23/2023 at 17:25 by Blackheart (North Dakota)        
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Just curious have you tried the soft carpet plate for your felix? it adds some bleeder holes so that it can't clamp as much. Part number 2302SC

As for the hyla, despite owning an est, I can't say for sure but the fact that it has no height adjustment or suction relief valve doesn't seem like it would be a good match.

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Post# 462539 , Reply# 2   4/24/2023 at 00:56 by londonbuses54 (london)        

Perfect thank you, iíll have a look. Just really curious to know if somebody has tried to use one on this type of carpet, because iíd have to import the Hyla and donít want to go to the trouble if it wonít even work. Itís weird because the felix on lowest suction just about works, but the kirby is fine even on itís full suction

Post# 462540 , Reply# 3   4/24/2023 at 01:32 by londonbuses54 (london)        

Sorry to reply againÖ
I was wondering whether you think there is a way to reduce the suction on the EST? I know you cant do it properly, but im trying to look and see if thereís a way to reduce the air by the suction head or elsewhere? Thing is, I would probably have to drill some small holes, but when I sell it, it would look really bad with tape all over it

Post# 462638 , Reply# 4   4/26/2023 at 04:24 by Blackheart (North Dakota)        
Possible via holes

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Well wessel werk does make a head with cutouts in it so I mean you could just do something similar, if necessary. The est really isn't too powerful a machine so if you do find it necessary I'd start from the outside adding them one at a time.

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Post# 462639 , Reply# 5   4/26/2023 at 04:58 by londonbuses54 (london)        

Thank you! I appreciate that. Iíll keep you posted as Iím hoping to get one soon

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