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Old 06-10-2005, 10:12 AM   #5
Revstriker
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Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Dallas
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Wow, this post brings back some memories! I worked as a "Helper" for about 4 years in Germany. All of what has been said here was true for me. Keep the supply of tile / thinset / mud coming, and always having a clean bucket of water were two of the most appreciated things. The best thing you can do for yourself is to watch and ask questions (as long as you are not interrupting the pace of work ). I started out by doing demo, then moved on to cutting tile, mixing thinset/grout, and mixing mud. After awhile, I was trusted with the grouting, setting floor tile, and then finally setting wall tile. The thing I remember most about learning is that it was ALWAYS harder than it looked (my boss made everything look easy as I'm sure a lot of the experts here do).

That was almost 20 years ago, and I still miss that "sense of accomplishment" when the job is completed.

Best of luck to you!
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