I have three water valves on the outside of my house. Two for sprinklers and one for my house. They are down about two feet at the bottom of a plastic pipe. The valve handle is a rectangle about 1-1/2' long by about 1/2" wide. It turns 1/4 turn on to off. I use a long "T" shaped tool with a "U" at the bottom to turn the valve handle on and off.
I turn the sprinkler values off at night when the weather service says it is going to freeze at night and off all winter.
Question: what is the duty cycle on these valves? As in, should I not be turning them off and on all the time? Am I going to eventually find myself with a broken valve?
Many thanks, -T