Wow,, I am in California, a VERY law ladened state and I have only
owner tanks. My gas supplier will bring other owner tanks as needed
but they are still "my" owner tanks. If I ever move, I will ask for
tanks in good condition (I am on pretty good terms with my supplier
and staff so getting "good" tanks should be no problem. In CA there
is a "ser charge" for compressed tank delivery, $18.00 per delivery
not per tank. The tanks are tested and fixed as needed by the
supplier, no charge.
One other think on oxygen tanks and any other high pressure tanks,
open the valve all the was so it seats open. High pressure valves
seat in both open and closed positions. On fuel tanks, NEVER open
to the full open position. In case there is a need to shut the tank
off, you want to be able to do it FAST and as far as I know, fuel
tanks (propane and acyt. in particular) are low pressure and the
valves are not double seated.
Good and safe welding..........