Hi. I'm building a house and am installing water sensors all over the place, and hooking it all up to an elk system with a water shutoff valve. My plumber also advises me to use a drain valve as well, as it's a 2 story house plus a basement and he thinks if a leak sprung on the basement or first floor, you'd end up with a lot of water leaking if you didn't also drain the water from the line (maybe in a couple locations) as well as cut off the input.
I see folks here have recommended the use of the elk valve or the Greenfiield valve that Elk OEM's, both of which are expensive, esp if I use some for the drains as well.
Has anyone played with these stainless steel valves from US Solid? I can't post a link since I am a newbie, but you can find them on amazon.com.
They are full port valves with PTFE seats which is nice, and have a variety of them at very good price points. Reviews seem pretty good.