Oxygen tanks are VERY expensive to get shipped full. It will cost about 4-6x MORE per year.
This means you have to get the oxygen tank locally. It usually costs about $100-120 to purchase an oxygen tank, and typically $20-$30 to get it filled.
You can buy full oxygen tanks online, but it’s way cheaper just to purchase locally…
You need to determine which tank you will buy:
870 Medical oxygen tanks, requires a prescription from your doctor (recommended)
540 Industrial oxygen tanks, can be purchased at a welding supply company, such as... Airgas, or Praxair
To find oxygen:
For locating medical oxygen, Google this term:
For locating industrial oxygen, you can Google these terms:
An 870 Medical Oxygen Tank requires a prescription first. Once you have a prescription you can go to a local home-care pharmacy and to get an 870 Medical oxygen tank. Ask for a size between 20-40 cu/ft. An oxygen tank this size will be about 5”x18”. We recommend the 870 tank over the 540.
A 540 Industrial Oxygen Tank does not require a prescription. You can find these at companies such as AirGas or Praxair. Simply request a new tank between 20-40 cu/ft.
Some locations, especially industrial, will make you swap out oxygen tanks. If you do not want to swap, call the location ahead of time and check.
Ask for 99% pure oxygen in your tank from an industrial supplier. Industrial oxygen suppliers will refuse to serve you if you are using it for medical purposes.
Tanks come in all sizes, you can get as small or large as you want.