Allowances for amounts of compressed gas in your home will depend on
your local fire department from city to city throughout the US. It
doesn’t matter, each city is different.
What is allowed in a studio or home in Waltham, MA is completely
different in Maynard, MA.
Size B refillable oxygen tanks are usually allowed in homes, because
they are also medical devices. The problem comes to the fuel. In
Waltham, they didn’t care if a mid-size tank, which believe me is
huge, is in my house. In my studio in Maynard, I can only use a tiny
tank of acetylene which can be refilled, but is a hassle. I can use
the disposable if I want to, but I’m trying to stay as green as
possible…although the gas I use and the time I spend in doing this
For disposable tanks, this takes a bit of hand banging on the doors
of city hall. If a store sells them, then there has to be a
consequence of disposal. Just don’t give up.
Get refillable whenever you can.