Propane gas lesson learned
Not a disaster really, but a lesson learned: Our new house has a propane tank that we use for the fireplaces. (The primary heating is heat pump; the fireplaces are for ambience and last-resort backup heat. There is no natural gas service in the neighborhood.) A couple of months ago, the tank ran out and I called for a refill. Having never dealt with propane before, I figured this would not be a big deal.
I was wrong. Turns out the city requires that if the tank goes dry, you have to have all of the lines re-inspected. I had to pay for a service call and take a day off of work. Next time, I'll call for a refill when the tank gets down to 20%.