said by peterboro:
...I installed an new 3/4 ball and cock main shut-off.
I've heard of government screwing over it's citizens, but installing a new ball and cock seems a little excessive.
I think the term for the valve is ballcock (all one word). You also didn't install a ballcock valve as your main shutoff. A ballcock valve aka a float valve typically would be found in your toilet and consists of a hollow sphere on the end of an arm that floats, shutting off when the water reaches a particular level.
You probably mean just a standard 1/4 turn ball valve, which is what is recommended over gate valves for water shutoffs.