Bathtub faucet replacement question
I wasn't sure whether to post this question here or at the Bathroom forum. I'd like to start here first.
I have a 35 years old home. The master bath still have the original faucet/shower at the bathtub. It took some findings but I finally found that it is a Moen 3-handle unit. The internal parts (cartridge, handle stem, etc.) need to be replaced. Parts ended up costing almost as much as purchasing a brand new unit. I think that was what happened to the 2nd bathroom.
I understand, it would be best that I also use a Moen faucet unit for replacement. However, in the case that I buy another brand faucet, also 3-handle unit, what kind of problem would I be having? My main concert is, would the distances between the 3 handles, Hot/Diverter/Cold, are of the same distances as of other brand faucets? Are these of a standard distance?
I hope I described my question clear enough. If not, please advise, thank you.