OCD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Doing a repair on a 1 Hp Dayton electric motor (metal related), thermally protected. Runs my cement mixer. This is the motor that got under water for about 5 months during heavy rains in my excavation.
Motor would not run. Removed it from the cement mixer, freed up the shaft with a pipe wrench, and then the motor ran.
Took it apart to install new bearings (BTW, only $6 ± for a pair !!) and clean up the corroded contacts on the starter switch cut-out.
COULDN'T STOP CLEANING !! This is where the OCD might come in. After cleaning the innards, I started chipping away at the splayed concrete on the outside. Why? I don't know. It's not going to run any better. It will again be splattered with concrete.
Looks wonderful and shiny, but set me back an extra 4-5 hours. Am I the only one that does this. BTW, when working on cars I can never bolt a part back on without thoroughly cleaning said part. Why is this.
At the age of 67 I am realizing that I have spent years of my life 'cleaning parts'.