Is a passing valve like this supposed to be hard to open and close?
The valve is new but it's hard to get open and then get closed. It takes me some force to get it going, but after I do, it slides smoothly. After I apply some force it gives immediately, but then that force has to go somewhere so I end up turning it all the way to closed (or vice versa). I'm worried I might damage the valve or maybe the water pipes.
Is it supposed to be like that? Is there some techniques to open and close this thing so the force I apply is uniform?