Originally Posted by Jolly Roger bus 223
where do you find your manuals at?
i know i am not that good with a computer?
do you have a secret spot or i just have to figure it out?
In my previous profession I had to do alot of investigative type of work, people, info...etc...
I was lucky enough to attend a couple of OSINT classes which basically teaches you how to find what they call "actionable intelligence" which is nothing more that cookie crumbs that when you collect enough of them it begins to paint some sort of picture. The picture I try to create is what i call a "Path". once you have a path believe it or not information just starts jumping out at you!
When you search on google, it all about how to play with the words. Yes you can ask google =- service manual for xyz widget" and google will then spit some results.
I look at those results and then I try to find key words that will hopefully alter that original result into something else. I also use the words PDF or DOC alot.
There alot of different methods, not one works for everything but results will show up.
Another thing I like to play with, lets say I find a PDF on a particular server...I look at the web address of that server file then I begin to delete words from that web address. First that goes is the actual file name along with the extension. If nothing happens I delete again from the web address untill the next backslash and try again.
You will be surprised to find out how many times you can drill down to and enter a file server this way.
Then my favorite, the "Wayback Machine" Internet archive. You would be shocked to learn that many times you can still download a file from a site that is no longer active just because the Internet archive has it saved somewhere on there servers !!!
In the end, it all luck and perseverance!
Send me info on your boiler, I would like to see what I can ..or cannot find!
Example: I just googled this " steam boilers maintenance manual pd
Cut n paste that into google and take a look at how many PDF came back.
Next search I change some search words, or try to look into their servers by deleting words on the web address of the file I am looking at!
Another play on words, " obsolete steam boilers repair manual pdf
:' and I found this...!