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4 Gallon Portable Wet/Dry Vac

WD4070

4 Gallon Portable Wet/Dry Vac

WD4070

The RIDGID® Portable wet/dry vac is designed to deliver powerful performance in a compact size. Its lightweight, small size and large carry handle provide comfortable portability. Large rear wheels and front casters provide great mobility and the accessory storage caddy keeps nozzles and wands close at hand. The vacuum’s 5.0 peak horsepower motor, 20-foot power cord, blowing capability, locking hose, quiet operation and 3-layer fine dust filter will please Pros and DIY’ers alike.

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Features

  • 5.0 Peak HP motor provides powerful performance comparable to larger size wet/dry vacs
  • Lightweight vac is extremely portable
  • Large carry handle is designed for convenient portability
  • Large rear wheels & casters provide great mobility over carpeted floors, thresholds, and rough floors at job sites
  • Accessory storage caddy keeps accessories organized and close by for easy access
  • Tug-A-Long® locking hose won’t pull loose during use
  • 1-7/8" diameter hose offers non-clogging performance similar to larger diameter hoses with the flexibility of smaller diameter hoses
  • Long 20' power cord allows wide area cleaning and wraps neatly around carry handle when it’s not in use
  • Blowing capability allows the vac to convert to a powerful, portable blower when the hose is inserted into the exhaust port
  • 3-layer fine dust filter captures fine dust particles such as dry wall dust

Specifications

Drum Size 4 Gallons (US)
Peak HP 5.0
Voltage 120
CFM 110
Amps 9.0
Cord Length 20’
U.L. Listed Yes
Replacement Filters VF3500, V3501
Accessory Size 1 7/8"
Net Weight 12 lbs.
4 Gallon Portable Wet/Dry Vac is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 380.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from this product is the best overall I use this for all around use from home to construction to extracting the water from a toilet from the tank an the bowl before servicing it .I use it to clean the car or the vehicle you have .I would recommend it to every one .the product is light weight an easy to carry an can be used in an emergency as well around the house.I also would say the price is good an affordable to every one.
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good product So far, so good! Like the product. Strong motor. Sucks up everything. We live in the country and are always draging in sand on our shoes. Were suprised at the amount of sand and dog hair my regular vac was missing. I'd recommend this to anyone.
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from works as expected Worked great vacuuming cars and the is blower is very handy
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product I bought this model because it had the highest suction power. The cloth backseat of my truck was thick with dog hair. I tried duct tape and it wouldn't make a dent. This vacuum cleaned it up as good as new in just a few minutes. I also used it to clean the bottom of my hot tub. I had gotten sand in it and this did the wet job with no problem.
Date published: 2016-11-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent value I purchased this unit for the dirty work in my small shop. I was going to go with a larger unit but after seeing the demo models I went with the 4070. It is easy to move around and stow. The 1-7/8" hose is large enough for my purposes and easier to handle than larger hose. It is light enough to carry but heavy enough to drag on the floor and remain stable. I purchased bags for it as well so it will be a snap to convert to wet applications. I also have a high end dust extractor that is super convenient (and pricey) so I didn't give this vac an excellent performance rating. However, I am extremely pleased with this vac.
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Portable yet powerfull Very reliable wet/dry vac. Functional for everyday use came with convenient attachments for car or home use.
Date published: 2016-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Compact and Powerful This is an excellent vacuum cleaner small compact yet super powerful. I use mine for vacuuming glass up it does a great job.Wolf
Date published: 2016-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 30 gallon wet-dry vac I bought this product to pick up the thousands of oak leaves on the property as I am a woman in my late 70s. The leaves get stuck in the wand, but it does do a good job on small debris pick-up. It is very easy to handle and very Rigid!
Date published: 2016-11-19
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no you should remove the paper filter before vacuuming up liquids. then wipe out and let the vacuum dry good before putting filter back on
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always use a filter ! read the manual or go to the ridgid sight for answers.
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Absolutely! There must be a foam filter on the unit when vacuuming up liquids to prevent debris from getting in to the impeller.
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Here are some notes from the manual:
Vacuuming Liquids:
1. When picking up small amounts of liquid the filter may be left in place,
2. 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.
Warning: do not remove the filter cage and float. The float prevents liquid from entering the impeller and damaging the motor. The cage prevents fingers from touching the impeller.
3. When the liquid in the drum reaches a predetermined level, the float mechanism will rise automatically to cut off airflow. You will know that the float has risen because vac airflow ceases and the motor noise will become higher in pitch, due to increased motor speed. When this happens, turn off the vac unplug the power cord, and empty the drum.
4. After using the vac to pick up liquids, the filter must be dried to avoid possible mildew and damage to the filter.

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it seems like all the filters you sell are for the larger vacs, are there any filters available to purchase for this vacuum if we need to replace the stock one or want a different filter? thanks
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I bought the bag filter to put in mine for using in the house for cleaning up ashes from the wood stove slips on easily two in a pack .seams to work better than just the round filter a little less suction though because you are using two filters .
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Go to your local Home Depot or if you prefer you can order on-line from HomeDepot.com have the product shipped to your local store for FREE.
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The filter for this WD4070 is part number VF3500. This filter should be available at the local Home Depot stores. It can also be purchased either over the phone through our customer service organization at 1-800-4-RIDGID or on-line at www.ridgidparts.com or www.homedepot.com.

If you prefer to order online, please visit the links below:
http://ridgidparts.com/accessories/vacfilters.phtml
http://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-3-Layer-Fine-Dust-Replacement-Filter-VF3500/100021371?keyword=VF3500

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Yes Home Depot has them
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I use this vacuum to clean up liquid spills, I would like some kind of filter as opposed to running without
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We do apologize but, there is no foam filter available for WD4070.

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The filter and the way it mounts on to the vacuum is exactly the same as many other brands. So though I have not done so myself. I am pretty sure there is a foam filter out there under another brand that will fit.
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and after removing the filler I noticed that a good amount of dust collects around the filler . I believe this happens when a bag is not used. In which I plan to do. I'm new to the product this will be my first time using it, being so Ied like to clean it thoroughly, for I'll be using inside my house.
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Thank you for your interest in RIDGID!

It is encourage using a wet rug and wiping the dust accumulated on the vacuum’s power head rather than washing it directly with water as the water might enter to the motor which will be a safety issue.

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Unless you are using it as a wet vac make sure to use a clean filter that is properly installed, (it's simple), and if need be wipe down the motor housing with a damp, not wet, cloth with the unit unplugged.
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I clean mine with a water hose with a power nozzle and wash the filter and it is as good as new!
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Yes, I located one at Home Depot; although the one I found that would fit a 1=7/8 inch hose was available only with a 'crevice nozzle' attachment as well. It seems the price for the two attachments was about $14.00 and some change.
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Thank you for your interest in RIDGID! We have two brush accessories available. The round dusting brush (part number VT1701) and a floor brush (part number VT1714).

There are several ways to purchase 1 7/8” accessories for your RIDGID® wet / dry vac. Your local Home Depot store might stock it or not. If they do not carry 1-7/8” accessories, you can special order it at their Special Order’s Desk.

Moreover, you can also order the accessories through our Customer Service organization over the phone 1-800-4-RIDGID (1-800-474-3443) or on-line at www.ridgidparts.com and www.homedepot.com.

If you prefer to order online, please click on the link below to see the list of 1-7/8” accessories.
http://ridgidparts.com/accessories/vacacc_eighth.phtml

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