The best place to get an oxygen tank is locally.
It will save you money!
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 cost 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 welding supply, 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 a medical purpose.
Tanks come in all sizes, you can get as small or large as you want.