Hello again, about 30% of the Grainger stores enforce that policy, the rest sell to anyone and give a 5 or 10% discount to business people.
There is about an 80% or better chance that Johnstone Supply will have the motor. Johnstone
Supply, Inc XXXXXN, Birmingham, AL (NNN) NNN-NNNN · stores.johnstonesupply.com 2 reviews
Call each of the Grainger Stores and ask 'if you can match up a motor'
When they ask for your business information tell them you do 'home repair work'
that would be accurate of course. If they ask for a license tell them your jobs are all under $500 and no license is required. (thats true in most states I don't know about Alabama)
If they want you to open an account tell them you want to deal cash only and that you want to pay sales tax, list your home address and phone number.
The get the persons name you talked to... odds are good they will open an account for you, but you must talk to the same person when you go to the store and remind them that they approved you for an account. Grainger Industrial
Supply 185 W Oxmoor Rd, Birmingham, AL (NNN) NNN-NNNN · grainger.com Grainger Industrial
Supply XXXXXN, Birmingham, AL (NNN) NNN-NNNN · grainger.com
Let me know how that goes. or you can buy it on line, getting an exact match or workable match without physical inspection carries some risks.
I can help you with no time limit until we find out what works in your case.