Originally Posted by The Flounder
The 2x2 rule exempts the tank from hydro not the visual inspection. Is your safety not worth $20 to test a tank? Out of hydro means I am not filling it regardless of size.
But if it falls under the 2x2 rule in the USA, then it's not "out of Hydro". If you tell the customer it's "out of hydro" (or by law needs to be hydro-tested), you are lying to the customer.
But you are right that it does not exempt it from visual inspection.