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    Oxygen Nitrogen tanks

    Strange post coming up:

    I am trying to help a friend save his wife's life. She plans to die via nitrogen inhalation. It's a very complex situation and we've discussed things with a number of people. We have determined that currently one of the best ways to safeguard her life is to fill the tank with oxygen or atmosphere. There are other steps being taken to safeguard her, but in the event she tried, this would allow at least a day to regroup (probably a week given the circumstances). While she doesn't have immediate plans, she is keeping this as her main option. Taking away the tank or emptying it right now would likely have her put another plan into play that may not be known. At least we know about this one. Anyway, there are other complexities (such as chronic illness) that make committing her extremely difficult and pretty harmful.

    What is the best way to go about filling the nitrogen tank with atmospheric air or oxygen/a safe amount of oxygen. As per her suicide manual, the tank needs to be at 1500 psi for her to go ahead with her plan. I know that technically people aren't supposed to breath welder's oxygen, but given the circumstances, it is much better than the alternative. I also know that the tanks have different ¿connections/threading?. What connections would be needed to accomplish this? I know most tank filling companies probably wouldn't do this for liability reasons. I am looking into this now to see if I can find one that will. In the event that I can't, what other options for filling the tank would there be? Is it possible to rent equipment (or even buy) that would allow me to do this?

    We value my friend's wife's life greatly and are doing everything in our powers to keep her safe while she gets help. If anyone has insights as to how to add this extra safeguard, I would be extremely grateful. Thank you!

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    Re: Oxygen Nitrogen tanks

    If this lady is hell bent on suicide I doubt she'll do it because most true suicidal people don't advertise their desire.
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    Re: Oxygen Nitrogen tanks

    Don’t do anything of the sort. Simply call one of the numbers below and get the real help you need.

    Crisis Text Line Text HOME to 741741
    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
    Trans Lifeline 1-877-565-8860 (for the transgender community)
    TrevorLifeline 1-866-488-7386 (for LGBTQ youth)
    Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255, Press 1

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    Re: Oxygen Nitrogen tanks

    Another option, take her to the hospital and have her put in a 72 hour suicide facility. I've done that with a relative myself, it was very helpful.

    Regardless, the welding forum is not where you need to be, seek medical help, leave the tank alone.

    Best wishes for a safe recovery for her.
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