Do yo need a feeding channel?

While the builders are working their way up to our floor, we are piece by piece nailing down the details. After visiting various kitchen showrooms in the last weeks, we are currently trying find out how our bathrooms should look like.

The second floor is almost ready and waiting for the ceiling to be casted.

Last weekend we had a date with the plumbing contractor of our building company to go through all the possible choices. During the whole process of buying an apartment we learnt things we never thought we would ever have to think about. But the nice lady in the showroom last week really caught me by surprise. After about 2 hours of deciding which sinks, bathtub, tabs and shower cabins and even which flush trigger we would like to have I thought we are finally ready to go home. But then she drew her final ace and asked almost incidentally: “Do you need a feed channel?” … A what? Funnily the lady obviously did not expect at all that a customer might not know what a feed channel could be. But after her explanation, which I was listening to unbelievingly, I finally know. Here we go: A feeding channel is a little opening which becomes visible if one opens the cover of the flush trigger. Behind this opening there is a little slide finally leading into the flushing tank. All this is meant to drop little tabs into the flushing tank which are colorizing the water and releasing some fragrance to make the water smell. OK – we learnt something new. But as we still don´t understand what this should be good for, this is one of the few gimmicks we did not order.


About oliverbuerkler

I am an engineering professional from Germany. Currently working as Product Manager for 3D Laser Scanner and the related software products at FARO. Apart from culture, nature and delicious food, I am interested in modern technologies. Focussing on topics which are related to the keywords "3D", "Imaging", "Modern Technologies" and "Computers" I try to figure out what is making technology a success. What is needed to make things accepted by people? Why are many fascinating products failing while similar gadgets are achieving record sales.
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