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Posted by heybrian ( on September 24, 1999 at 12:20:20:

In Reply to: Cost of CO2 posted by Billy S. on September 23, 1999 at 22:24:23:

Hey Billy. . .
I just went through the O2 thing, and learned some things. This may sound strange, but read back a month in the posts and you'll agree. . .I use welding oxygen. It's the same stuff as the medical oxygen, and it's cheaper than getting a prescription. My doctor even says it's cool. Here's what ya do: Go to your local welding supply store and get yerself a big tank. I had to pay a hundred and fifty bucks for the deposit, but it's only $3.50 a month to rent the tank, and it only costs $20 to fill it. It's about 4 feet high and lasts a long time. You'll need a regulator ($50-$100). Use your creativity. Attach the regulator to the tank. Once it's on there, unscrew the T-handle thing all the way till there's no resistance. Then open the valve on the big tank SLOWLY. Now to get the O2 out. . Turn the T-handle (on the regulator) slowly clockwise til it starts to hiss, and adjust the flow to your liking. I just suck it right off the half inch hose I attached to the regulator, although you may want to attach a reducing nipple to the regulator so you have a smaller hose. This ensures that you won't get TOO much flow. Too much flow is bad. You want just enough to breathe, not so much that it inflates you like a big balloon and wrecks your lungs. This is literally about 10% of the cost of the medical stuff, and it works great. Oxygen has literally stopped my wicked clusters cold. I can't say enough good things about it. . . Any questions, drop me an e-mail. . . good luck and here's hoping you're pain free!

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