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    Things that put you into a rage.

    The timer motor for the clock on my pool pump time clock finally died after years. Was relieved to see I could buy just the motor without having to buy the whole time clock switch. Even so the motor was about $40.00 and was a simple two wire replacement with two 4-40 machine screws holding it to the backing plate. The problem was that instead of the screws being a simple Phillips head turned out to be a very small Torx bit!!! After going through my entire collection of bits to find the correct size, I could not use it to get a straight shot to the head since the bit was wider and the screw was too close to the body of the motor!! (Insert fit of rage here):

    Noticed the top of the screw had the narrowest of slots for a flat tip screwdriver. However, the screw drivers I had to fit the slot were too narrow to hit both side of the slots. (Insert 2nd fit of rage here):

    Once again I had to put on my thinking cap to solve the problem:

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    Took a junk screwdriver that was wide enough to span the head of the screw and grind it down to fit the slot. Problem solved after 20-30 mins for what should have been a 5 minute job! Who does these things? Whoever designed this should be tethered on top of a fire ant mound.
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    Re: Things that put you into a rage.

    First world problems...

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