So here is something I don't get. Why are gate valves still used in some new construction for water supply to the house? I have never had a properly installed ball valve leak before but gate valves always seem to be on the edge of leaking.
Silly question but why do plumbers still use them? Is it to save the extra few bucks or is there some code that requires them in some instances?
Maybe I am just prejudice against them from past bad experiences. Somebody set me straight.