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Adjustable Pile Carpet

What you need when you need it!
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Carpet fibers are encased in small tubes and attached to an adjustment plate below the floor. The exposed length of the fibers is adjusted by moving the plate nearer or further apart allowing you to have a short dense pile carpet for high traffic situations(to help keep it clean) or for long deep pile for those romantic evenings on the floor by the fire.
jhomrighaus, Jan 14 2007


       Wasn't there a barbie doll or something that you could do this with it's hair?   

       Would come in handy for those situations where you stain or otherwise ruin the top of the carpet. Have a service come in and mow it short, then release a new layer.
normzone, Jan 15 2007

       Or you lose something in the longer carpet... you make it shorter to find that lost earring or fallen piece of food.
flynn, Jan 15 2007

       What norm said. +
DrCurry, Jan 15 2007

       You'll be pretty clear what your date's intentions are when the first thing they do when you get back to their place is turn the carpet dial right up to "Shag".
hippo, Jan 15 2007

       <cranks the carpet control to shortest pile depth>"Honey! It's OK. I found the baby!"
Canuck, Jan 15 2007

       For some reason I've got an image of walking up and down, 'mowing' the carpet. [+]
zen_tom, Jan 15 2007

po, Jan 15 2007

       Nice. The only improvement I can possibly suggest is to remove the 'l' in Pile. This changes the idea somewhat - but for the better, I feel.
Jinbish, Jan 15 2007

       I want a "meadow" setting where the pile becomes as high as tall grass and you can just snuggle down for the night instead of going to bed.
wagster, Jan 15 2007

       Adjustable Pie...a whole world of possibility has just revealed itself to me!   

       I'd like to be able to adjust my pies using a selection of insertable dials. For example, for more gravy, simply plunge the certified gravy dial deep into the pie, and tweak it up to 8 or 9. Same goes for jelly, kidney and pork dials.
zen_tom, Jan 15 2007

wagster, Jan 15 2007

       and the flying carpet version would be called: "Pile In The Sky" of course.
xenzag, Jan 15 2007

       BUN! This would be great in rooms where I am not sure if I want office carpeting or a nice 3 inch pile shag carpet. Plus if you drop something in your shag carpetings.. say an earring.. or perhaps a 2 lb bag of a controlled dangerous substance or narcotic you can avoid all of the fights, and four-letter words that will follow if you just shorten the pile.
Jscotty, Jan 16 2007

       "Mmm...floor pie!" (+)
ed, Jan 17 2007


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