Ran into an interesting situation. A couple years ago, we contracted
with a well-thought-of home repairman to replace a shower stall in a
rental unit. The tech used a very nice-n-thick fiberglass stall and used
an Aquasource single handle shower faucet.
So I get a call from the tenant telling me that the faucet is leaking
badly after shut off. I went in and replaced the rubber seals and
springs but that would not stop the flow. So time for new cartridge
right? Except nobody carries the cartridge ... not Lowes, Home Depot or
any of our plumbing supply places.
I ended up cutting out this monstrosity and putting in a old-style delta
clone that I can get parts for anywhere. Lesson learned: You might want
to specify plumbing makes/models instead of letting the tech make the
BTW, have you looked over the thin and flimsy shower stalls being offered
at the big box home improvement stores these days?? Who carries the
good, commercial grade shower stalls today? My tech has passed away....