Have a valve inside of the house which is used as a shut-off valve to an outside hose connection. Has to be replaced. It's on a regular 1/2 Cu house water line. Valve is therefore usually all the way Open, or all the way Closed.
In the winter, we shut it Off, and drain the line going to the outside. Pretty typical.
The valve is Not a gate type, which wouldn't shut off completely.
What is is, is the kind that has a rubber washer, and a somewhat circuitous path thru the valve.
Have seen these ball type of valves that have apparently become very popular these days. Guess they have a 90 deg. on to off movement.
Any reason not to use it in place of what's there now ?
Pros and cons ? e.g., when should they, and when should they not, be utilized ?
Thoughts on would be most appreciated.