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Old 04-15-2013, 03:54 PM   #41
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You do know there is absolutely nothing on these forums that people can't find in 18 other places with video and pictures to boot right?
Yes and no. I've never seen any of the KFC secrets I was taught here.
Don't know if they're on other places on the web though as I don't search out "how do I?" websites.

Plus, I don't reward lazyness. I don't give people a simple answer to something so basic that it cannot be gotten by reading a home depot book or....dare I say, reading the instructions on the material packaging.....or even from the manufacturer's website.

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Old 04-15-2013, 04:46 PM   #42
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"Hey local tile guy. I am john from john construction and would like to get some tile experience so I can take jobs from you. Can you give me a job working with you so I can learn?"
I guess one could look at it that way. Just a couple of points.

First, if "local tile guy" is worth a darn, he doesn't have to worry about any noob taking his business.

Second, If the older more experienced guys are not willing to pass on the trade, the trades are doomed. There are much better and more political ways to approach than your scenario.

Third, there are many craftsman that want to educate and pass on their knowledge. A well respected local tile contractor (and former CT moderator) has helped me many times, on and off the forum. He gave me his personal number and was always willing to help when I needed it. He even offered to have me out to his house to look at products, help him on his jobs to learn and said that I could hire him to do complicated projects and he would show me the ropes.

I would never suggest to call up an unknown and pick his brain. Either pay them for their advice or cultivate a relationship, gain their trust and respect, and then ask for help.
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Old 04-15-2013, 05:09 PM   #43
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Either pay them for their advice or cultivate a relationship, gain their trust and respect, and then ask for help.
Respect is a big part, of the person and of the trade. W/o that, then is there any difference in walking behind a trim guy with a videocamera while he works and have him explain everything he's doing to you in a question and answer? Or window/door hangers? Or....

"OK, I've got it. If I need anything else from you I'll be back".

One thing though is commercial guys keep their secrets really tight because they usually get paid piecework and most people doing that have a hard time either keeping up or making money doing it.
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Well don't go to the local guy DUH! Go out of town

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