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9 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac

WD0970

9 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac

WD0970

The RIDGID® 9 Gallon High Performance Wet/Dry Vac is designed for those who want a traditionally styled, compact vac that delivers the powerful performance and rugged durability required for job site clean-up. This vacuum’s 9 gallon drum size results in a more compact design that requires less storage space on a service truck or in a work shop or garage. And its top carry handle makes transporting easier than ever. It features the Patented Qwik Lock™ Filter Fastening System that makes installing or removing your filter quick, easy & secure.

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Features

  • 4.25 Peak HP Motor delivers the required power for efficient clean-up of medium sized messes
  • 9 Gallon Drum provides the capacity to clean-up spills and messes at the job-site or in the work shop
  • Accepts Dust Bags to further reduce mess and cleanup time. Dust Bag Model number VF3503
  • 4 Swivel Casters provide easy 360 degree mobility
  • On-Board Accessory Storage for up to 4 items. No more searching and fumbling to find accessories
  • Lower Center of Gravity helps prevent tipping. Compact Design stores more easily
  • 1-Layer Standard pleated paper filter captures common everyday dirt
  • 7’ Tug-A-Long® Locking Hose won‘t pull loose during use
  • Top Carry Handle makes transporting the vac to and from jobs easy

Specifications

Drum Size 9 Gallons (US)
Peak HP 4.25
Air Watts 175
Voltage 120
CFM 70
Amps 8.2
Cord Length 10’
U.L. Listed Yes
Replacement Filters VF4000, VF5000, VF6000, VF 3503, VF7000
Accessory Size 1 7/8"
Net Weight 14.1 lbs.

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Ordering Information

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Catalog Number Model No. Description Air Watts  (G/h) Weight
lb. kg
41588 WD0970  9 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac  175  16.70  7.60 
  • 72947 - Everyday Dirt Filter - White; Fits 5-20 gallon vacs
  • 31728 - Extension Wand
  • 31733 - Utility Nozzle
  • 31738 - Wet Nozzle
  • 31713 - 1 7/8 x 7 Wet/Dry Vac Hose Kit
9 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 228.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A basic Wet/Dry Vac I purchased this vac at Home Depot due to an unexpected flooded basement. This was the only brand available. The vac did the job of sucking up the unwanted water. My concern is that the attachments feel flimsy and I afraid of their durability. The hose kinks easily and the water suction tool bends unexpectedly. It survived the one use that I put it through but how many more will it? I'm skeptical.
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ok Too short of cord. And not heavy enough tubing for the hose. I have another one from years ago and can't get it replace unfortunately because I didn't know how to process the of registering it. Didn't have a computer. Trouble with that one it works well but the top won't stay snapped on. Will you guys please repair or replace. Thanks. I have lots of rigid tools hand tools and battery ones too. Appreciate any help you can do for my wife and I. We are older people that love working around the house. Kindest regards Brian and Elaine chauvin. The new one works well but the two issues are a concern Thanks you Ridgid tools
Date published: 2016-11-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I like the ease of unit following as you use it. The only things I do not like is the difficulty of changing the filter and the hose is so stiff you can't get it to straighten out it makes the unit follow too close. Otherwise I like it.
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does the job! This works almost as well as a heavy duty commercial machine at a much lower cost.
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The size of this product is good for my requirements I was replacing an old wet/dry vac that had the feature of a 1 1/4 inch hose. I found this easy to use. When looking for a replacement all I could find were units that were much bigger and with much larger hose diameters. I found these (other people's) inflexible and difficult to use, The attachments were equally cumbersome and unwieldy. This RIDGID vac is a great size unit. Storage of the tools (above the wheels) is a neat feature. My only objection was having to purchase the attachments separately.
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just used it a few times so far great power and nice craftsmanship. Great vacuum nice bang for your buck. Nice warranty .
Date published: 2016-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ease of use Very easy to assemble and use, Excellent suction for all jobs.
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good product for the price Happy with purchase been good so far would recommend to customers
Date published: 2016-11-14
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It is louder than most, but has great suction!
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It's pretty quiet compared to the suction power it has. I've used it mainly inside my garage and am satisfied with the noise level.
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No louder than any other vacuum. It's got power and moving a lot of air means more noise. It will not deafen you but will not allow a baby to sleep if in the same room. Hope that explains my answer in detail.
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Not as loud as others I have used. Could run all night and still sleep
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Medium loudness. Definitely not as loud as the 16 gallon it replaced. A little louder than a house vacuum. Hope this helps.
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Loud but who cares. It gets the job done.
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Moderately loud
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Can't give you db figures but it is too loud for me. I would not have purchased it if I had been able to try it first.
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Medium, not as loud as my old one, where I had to wear hearing protection.
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For a shop vac it is relatively quiet. I use mine regularly and have no problems with the sound. There is also a muffler available as an accessory.
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what is recommended to attach a hose or pipe for drainage with my Rigid 9 gal wet/dry vac ? Or what size adaptor ?
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There is no drain plug in this Vacuum.
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Answer: 
Thank you for your interest in RIDGID!

The 9 gallon vacs do not have a drain. The vacs that have a drain on the bottom part of the drum are 12 gallons or larger.

If you have any further questions or concerns, feel free to call us at 1-800-4-RIDGID (1-800- 474-3443).

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There is no drain plug on this model.
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the hose size is 1 7/8" diameter exactly
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Ridgid does not sell an adapter for 1 7/8" hose. Their alternative is to buy another hose that is 2".
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