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14 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac

WD1450

14 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac

WD1450

This RIDGID® 14 gallon High Performance Wet/Dry Vac is designed to deliver the powerful suction, large capacity, and rugged construction in a more compact design than is offered in our largest cart type vacs. The vacuum’s 14 gallon drum size helps us achieve a more compact overall design but it still provides a big capacity capable of handling large job-site chores. The 6.0 peak HP motor delivers the high performance necessary to handle these chores. Other key features include; a 3-layer fine dust filter captures dry wall dust, accessories are stored on-board, casters provide 360° mobility. Add a top handle with a cord wrap, heavy duty 2-piece drum construction, a large drain and you’ve got a wet/dry vac that achieves the demands of Pro’s on the job site or in the shop.

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Features

  • 6.0 Peak HP Motor provides powerful suction to handle tough jobsite clean-up
  • Scroll Noise Reduction® is a patented feature that provides quiet operation by precisely controlling the flow of air through the vac
  • 4 Swivel Casters provide easy 360° mobility
  • Quick Release on-board accessory holder offers storage space for 5 accessories plus the hose
  • 2-Piece Drum provides improved, more rugged construction to meet the higher demands found on the job site
  • 3-layer Fine Dust Filter captures fine dust particles such as dry wall dust
  • 7' Dual-Flex® Locking Hose resists collapsing and adds 180˚ flexibility at both hose ends. Hose locks onto vac for uninterrupted cleaning
  • Large Carry Handle allows easy lifting of vac into service vehicle
  • Long 20’ Cord wraps neatly around carry handle
  • Powerful exhaust airstream can be directed through the vac hose to blow debris from garages, decks, and sidewalks

Specifications

Drum Size 14 Gallons (US)
MOTOR
Peak HP 6.0
Air Watts 256
Voltage 120
CFM 179
Amps 11.0
Cord Length 20’
U.L. Listed Yes
Replacement Filters VF3502, VF5000, VF6000, VF7000
Accessory Size 2-1/2"
Shipping Weight 26 lbs.
Net Weight 22 lbs.

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14 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 519.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from As goog as advertized After checking all kinds of products rating on internet, RIDGID seems to always end up on top of the best product. With good reason! It is powerfull, very quiet for a shop vac, and delivers as promised. And most of all, it offers the best WARRANTY.!
Date published: 2017-01-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from too awkward to handle - It is too bulky and I have not used it yet. the hoses are too big, I regret I bought it,
Date published: 2017-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent choice! Very powerful and easy to use. Bought this to replace an old shop vac and to improve my dust collection in my home shop.
Date published: 2017-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very good value for the money ! well made , very functional , very quiet for a shop vac
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shop vac Easy to use around shop and to vacuum car my girlfriend loves it she said it's super easy to maneuver in and out and around her suv
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great combination of performance and pricing I looked at several option before buying this wet dry vac. It was highly rated in consumer reports and I am glad that I followed their recommendation. My old 3gal dry vac needed to replaced. This one is 14gal and being able to reuse some of the accessories was a bonus. Having a long cord is nice and I was surprised at how quiet this new one is. Nearly 5 times the capacity and easily twice as quiet. I added a bag to the unit and am very happy that the dust emissions are not a problem. Home depot shows this unit in industrial settings, but this is unit is a great choice for use in the home.
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great vacuum Assembling the wheels was difficult. I called support and was told to press and twist the wheels in place to get them seated with the brackets detached from the vacuum, even though the instructions don't mention that and the brackets come attached to the vacuum. Also, though I guess this is common with dust collecting vacuums, the static charge builds up and can cause quite a shock when operating it and one touches a machine.
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Vac! Plenty of suction Awoke New Year's Day to a major water heater leak with water covering half my basement. Had to wait for Home Depot to open at 9:00, suctioning up water by 9:30. Good instructions, easy to assemble, huge capacity, love the drain valve feature to empty water. If using as a wet vac be sure to get the foam filter. Filter easy to pop on and off.
Date published: 2017-01-08
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The filter is washable, so picking up wet debris should be no problem.
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No it will soak the filter and ruin it and the vac wont be able to breath with the filter soaked.
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It is not recommended. Depending on your use you can remove the pleated paper filter or purchase a sponge type filter that will replace the pleated paper filter.
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No, you may only use the wet application filter: https://www.ridgid.com/us/en/vf7000-filter
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Use in dry applications only. Will clean even very fine tile grout dust.
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If you can removed the filter it would be better, if you must be aware you will need to purchase a replacement sooner than later. Once the filter gets wet you loose ALOT of suction and cause the motor to run hotter, continued use like this will cause the motor to fail, Just like covering your radiator in your car and going down the highway, it will do it but not for long.

Better to just remove, also gives you a chance to clean it and keep the unit running at its best.

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No. To wet vac take filter out.
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It's best if you don't...it's only used to keep the dust from blowing out again...
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Not suggested, it ruins the filter and you must replace it.
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Thank you for your interest in RIDGID!

When vacuuming liquids, please take note that when picking up small amounts of liquid the filter may be left in place and when picking up large amounts of liquid we recommend that the filter be removed. If the filter is not removed, it will become saturated and misting may appear in the exhaust.

We hope this meets your needs.

If you have any further questions or concerns, feel free to call us at 1-800-4-RIDGID (1-800-474-3443) or you may send your email to [email protected]

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I don't know, but it is quiet comparativley speaking.
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Have not measured but you can carry on a conversation with someone with out having to shout.
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Don't have a DB meter handy but it is a shop vac, it will be hard to hear if you are in a small room. This unit is MUCH quieter than the unit it replaced. It is better than older units.

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I don't have a full fledged dosimeter but I have an app on my Note 3 and it registered around 75 if I remember correctly.
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Not sure, however half the level of my old 10 gallon shop vac.
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Thank you for your interest in RIDGID!

The DB level for WD1450 is 79 DB and 81 DB for the WD1851.

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95db at hose length distance, 102db when measuring the sound within an inch of the source.
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Don't know the number rating, but, I can sayit is very quiet for the size and power it has.
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uhhh...call me lame, but a "decible meter" is NOT a piece of equip. that anyone I know (including myself) would tend to purchase...so I can't answer this question. IF the owners manuel lists the decible level, I'm not about to go fish for that info. Sorry. That's an unusual question to ask a custormer. Decible level? Really?
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Thank you for contacting RIDGID.

The vac has no package model number. RIDGID® wet / dry vacs have a lifetime warranty against manufacturing and material defects from the time of purchase. Please be informed that there is no need for you to register your vac to be covered by our warranty.

If you have any further questions or concerns, feel free to call us at 1-800-4-RIDGID (1-800-474-3443) or you may send your email to [email protected]

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Will the WD1450 accept standard non locking hoses as well?
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Thank you for contacting RIDGID.

Most hoses sold by RIDGID will fit the WD1450. While most of our hoses utilize the locking tab, some do offer friction fit adapters. These adapters use friction to hold the hose in place. For example the VT2570 Pro Hose comes with with friction fit adapters and will work perfect in the WD1450.

The VT2570 can be purchased at many of the fine locations that carry RIDGID Wet/Dry Vacs.

If you have any further questions or concerns, feel free to call us at 1-800-4-RIDGID or you may send your email to [email protected]

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I had an extra hose from my last vac and it fit, but I believe I had to use the 3 piece adapter kit.
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Yes it does.
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Our new porch with insulated floor has water trapped between flooring deck and plastic sheeting over floor joists, and I need to get rid of the water before laying carpet. Since the flooring panels are tongue/groove, it would be extremely difficult to remove, so I am using my shop vac to draw water from a wet seam with the utility nozzle... hopefully, this works. I have run it for 10 minutes without any sign of overheating, but I would like to know how long it can run before needing a rest. Duty cycle isn't specified, but if it is 100%, I expect I can run it hours rather than minutes. An expert opinion from Ridgid would be greatly appreciated.
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Hi FoxMan,

We do not have the duty cycle - you have defined as how long it can run before needing a rest published. However, we have received testimonies from customers who have used this vacuum overnight in cleaning up flooded basements without any problems. This involved the cycle of filling up the drum and dumping out the water all through the night.

To prevent the vacuum from overheating, it is strongly recommended that you read and fully understand the safety instructions on the owner’s manual. It is important to NOT leave Vac running while UNATTENDED - you may fail to notice important signs indicating abnormal operation such as loss of suction, debris/liquid exiting exhaust, or abnormal motor noises. Immediately stop using Vac if you notice these signs.

You may also want to use other accessories that can draw water from the wet seam. The narrower the end and the closer you can get to the water, the better. You may also use the blower feature of you WD1450 to help dry the surface.

Hopefully these tips help.

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