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Unfortunately I missed the warning about the change in helium tanks that will now include oxygen. I have been unable to find any “old” tanks locally and am hesitant to take the chance ordering online at this late date.

1) Has anyone had success with buying a tank from an industrial supplier of helium?

CyberWeld in Linden, New Jersey, is the most promising new source. Look up on internet.

2) Has anyone attempted to rent a tank from a local supplier and then just not return it and forfeit the deposit? I have a local supplier that rents a tank -100% helium -that will fill 25 balloons (haven’t called to determine the tank size) for $22.50 plus $100 deposit or a 50 balloon tank for $45 plus deposit.
It would be an expensive way to obtain helium — but……

Diane H…., Sonoma County

Send answers to ergo@finalexit.org

6 Responses to “Where can a person obtain ‘pure’ helium?”

  1. fredperry says:

    Does anyone know if the below Helium tank is diluted or not, it doesn’t say Worthington or Balloon Time but I’m not sure if it’s just rebranded in the UK?

    http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/3431889.htm#pdpFullProductInformation

  2. ergo says:

    Fred P : Argos is a reliable company. Their helium will be pure. By law they must state its contents on the tank.
    At their price it look like a good deal.

  3. ticketbooked15 says:

    I’ve been battling this doubt in my head for a long time: how do you ensure the exit bag does not burst because of the continued gas flow into it? All of us have blown up balloons when we were young, and would know that if you blew too much air into them, they burst. So why wouldn’t the exit bag burst if the gas flow was too much?

  4. ergo says:

    In the 15 years that this inert gas method of self-deliverance has been known, and used by hundreds, there has never been a report of a burst bag. In the event of there being excess gas it would escape via the neck. Read the guidance in ‘Final Exit’ (paperback or ebook download).

  5. ticketbooked15 says:

    Thanks a ton for the response! Wasn’t expecting it to be so prompt! Two last questions:
    1. In the medical literature on the subject, the person is said to have convulsions after going into unconsciousness. My question is, are these convulsions before or after death? As in, if the person is rescued as the convulsions are taking place, can he be revived?
    REPLY: AT THE POINT OF DEATH, FOR WHATEVER CAUSE, THERE ARE LIKELY TO BE CONVULSIONS.

    Also, 2. There have been stray reports on the internet about the “bag being torn off while unconscious”. Does this have any basis in fact? Has this been observed in the cases you have seen? Or can we write these reports off as scare mongering by the abolitionists?
    REPLY: BEWARE OF INTERNET SCARE TALK BY EXHIBITIONISTS AND OPPONENTS. OF COURSE, IF A PERSON CHANGES THEIR MIND THEY WILL TAKE THE BAG OFF.

  6. flip says:

    Does anyone know where to get 100% pure helium in the states? Thank you

    ANSWER
    Welding shops usually found on the main drag of any city (along with tire sales, etc) sell pure helium. AIRGAS is one national firm. It’s only Worthington which dilutes its helium for toy balloon inflation.

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