Worth replacing old valve with ball valve for main water shut off valve?
So I'll likely have a plumber come home and since everything is easily accessible, I'd like to get stuff done.
Would it be worth replacing the old-school gate valve (looks like this: https://s3.amazonaws.com/finehomebuildi ... ves_ld.jpg, not sure of exact name), for our main water shut off, with a ball valve? The house/plumbing is 25 years old.
I like to shut off the water supply when we're away from home for a week or more, which is a couple times a year. And I hear that the ball valves last longer and are easier to shut off in case of emergency. But I do not have any specific issue with the current gate valve.