How to get helium tanks filled

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How to get helium tanks filled
Helium-filled balloons add a festive touch to any party. (FunServicesinc.com)

Refilling a helium tank is simply a matter of locating a gas company and taking the tank to the facility for a charge.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Instructions

    How to Get Helium Tanks Filled

  1. 1

    Check the telephone directory yellow pages for industrial or commercial gas distributors, especially cylinder or bulk retailers.

  2. 2

    Contact party-supply retailers online or find them in the telephone directory. Most party-supply retailers rent or sell helium tanks and can refill them.

  3. 3

    Call a medical-supply company that specialises in oxygen tanks. Many carry other types of pressurised gas, including helium.

  4. 4

    Ask a florist if the shop stocks helium. Many florists deliver helium-filled balloons to accompany floral arrangements and get-well gifts, and so they keep helium on hand.

  5. 5

    Contact a special-events catering company. Many carry helium tanks for parties.

  6. 6

    Buy a pre-filled helium tank at a large retail store if all efforts to locate a helium distributor are unsuccessful. Most big-box chain stores sell disposable helium tanks with a supply of balloons for children's parties.

Tips and warnings

  • Do not allow children to handle a helium tank or to fill balloons from it.
  • Helium comes in a pressurised tank that can explode or rapidly discharge gas if overheated or handled improperly.
  • Helium gas is a powerful asphyxiant and can quickly cut off oxygen to the brain if inhaled, causing unconsciousness and potentially death.

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