I've been wanting to get a smart water shut-off valve controller for our main water line coming into our house for a long time now. The house was built back in 2008, so the plumbing is really not that old.
But I noticed the main shut-off valve had a lot of rust build up, so I took a wire brush and remove any rust that would have got in the way of the value moving. But I am finding it takes some good amount of force (torque) to close the value. The first 1/3 of the turn takes some force to turn it, but the other 2/3 takes a lot more.
Not sure if all the smart water shut-off valve controllers use the same amount of torque or if some have more then others. I was wondering if anyone else has dealt with the same issues I'm going through, and what smart water shut-off valve controller did you find that works for you?
I've also been thinking about calling a plumber and have them replace the main value with a newer one, or have a newer one mount above our older value?