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  • About XSleeper
    State of Residency
    NE
    Occupation
    General Building Specialized in:
    Years of Expertise
    30
    Level of Expertise
    Professional
    Biography
    XSleeper is a longtime member at doityourself.com, first joining in 2004. He is a licensed contractor and has worked professionally in the carpentry trades for over 30 years, starting as a window installer in 1991 before expanding into related building trades. He especially enjoys challenging finish work, such as installing wainscoting, crown moulding, beams, and coffered ceilings.

    His father was into DIY long before the internet was invented, building two houses for their family. And he credits him for his interest in carpentry.

    His first question on our forum was related to a difficult project opening up a loft ceiling, and his question was answered by one of our professional moderators who offered him suggestions on how to construct the large two-story floor-to-ceiling opening. The suggestions he received here worked perfectly and his employer and customer were both very impressed with the result.

    Thanks to this good experience, he has since decided to give back to the DIY community by answering questions for others and he now assists as a moderator in several of our forums.

    XSleeper also does volunteer work from time to time. In 2015, he spent 4 months as a volunteer worker on a large commercial project for a non-profit in SE New York State, and he has shared in Disaster Relief work after hurricanes in Louisiana, Texas, and Puerto Rico, and after local flooding in his home state of Nebraska.

    A DIY mentality has helped him take on a variety of projects he might not have otherwise attempted, such as tearing down the engine of his work truck to fix a vacuum leak on the intake manifold, or replacing all the fuel injectors on his wife’s car when the check engine light indicated a repair was needed. He also put a new engine in a skid loader he inherited from his grandfather and feels proud to have figured out how to do all these repairs on his own. The money saved by doing things yourself is a nice bonus in addition to the feeling of satisfaction you get from a job well done.

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  • Join Date: 12-10-04