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6 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac


6 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac


The RIDGID® Model RV6000 vac is the top performer in it's class. Its portable design makes transporting and stowing hassle-free, while the powerful motor gives you enough suction for most common messes. Ideal portability, power, and durability in a compact wet dry vac design.

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  • Incredible 4.25 Peak Horsepower - High performance wet dry vacuum.
  • Longer Motor Life - Durable, long-lasting motor backed by industry's best warranty.
  • Polypropylene Drum Construction - Rugged construction to meet the high demands of worksites.
  • 360º Caster Wheels - Provides increased maneuverability.
  • Large Handle - For ease of portability.
  • Accessory Storage - Keeps accessories organized and close by for easy access.
  • Power Cord - 10' Power Cord for Extended Reach.
  • Blowing Capacity - Blow leaves from walkways or decks and debris from job sites, tools, etc.
  • Professional Locking Hose. - The ultra-flexible hose won’t pull loose during use, and is four times more durable than our standard hose. This 1-7/8” x 8’ hose has a smooth interior surface to reduce clogging
  • Qwik Lock® Filter Fastening System - Install or remove your filter quickly, easily and secure without tools or fasteners.
  • Includes - Vacuum, owner's manual, 2 extension wands, 1 7/8” x 8’ premium locking pro hose, utility nozzle and standard filter.


Drum Size (Gallons) 6
Cord Length 10 ft.
Accessory Size 1 7/8 in
Shipping Weight 13 lb
Built-In Accessory Storage Yes
Built-In Drain No
Casters Yes
Reconditioned No
Returnable 90-Day
Filter Type Cartridge
U.L. Listed Yes


Peak HP 4.25
Air Volume (CFM)  63.75
Amperage (amps)  8.3
Voltage 120

Ordering Information

1 7/8" Accessories
Catalog Number Model No. Description Weight
lb. kg
29848 VT1781  1 7/8" Car Nozzle (VT1781)  Buy Now
31718 VT1701  1 7/8" Dusting Brush (VT1701)  Buy Now
31723 VT1702  1 7/8" Crevice Tool (VT1702)  Buy Now
31728 VT1708  1 7/8" Extension Wand (VT1708)  Buy Now
31733 VT1709  1 7/8" Utility Nozzle (VT1709)  Buy Now
31738 VT1710  1 7/8" Wet Nozzle (VT1710)  Buy Now
40163 VT 1712  1 7/8" Crevice Tool/Dusting Brush (VT1712)  Buy Now
40168 VT 1714  1 7/8" Floor Brush (VT1714)  Buy Now
Catalog Number Model No. Description Weight
lb. kg
24608 VT 2570  4X Pro Hose Replacement (VT2570)  Buy Now
31713 VT 1720  1 7/8" x 7' Wet/Dry Vac Hose Kit (VT1720)  Buy Now
31743 VT 1755  3 Piece Adapter Kit   Buy Now
41603 VT 2571  Turbo "Beater Bar" Kit (VT2571)  Buy Now
Filters and Dustbags
Catalog Number Model No. Description Weight
lb. kg
VF7000 FILTER ASM 8.23" - RIDGID  Buy Now
6 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 338.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lots of power. Light weight. Like the carrying handle. Wished the crack and crevice tool would have been given for a choice of attachment. Longer hose I would highly recommend to others Nice portable shop vac
Date published: 2019-12-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great for a small workshop like mine i like it size and easy to use. i do believe it is under powered for the diameter of the house. i put a 1 7/8 to 1 1/8 reducer and it works much better. i purchased the edge cleaning adaptor for the 1 7/8 hose and it has plenty of power. my summery is great size and quality just reduce the hose diameter to 1 1/8 in and its performance improved greatly!
Date published: 2019-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from finding a sprinkler leak I needed a general purpose vacuum to pick up the dirt around underground sprinkler pipes to find the break in the pipe. The use of a small shovel to dig around plastic pipes underground creates dirt which needs to be removed. The dirt is about 10 inches or more below the surface and it presented a problem of how to get the dirt up easily. The Rigid Wet dry vac solved the problem. Remove the filters and stand clear of the exit nozel while vacuuming the dirt. It did the job!
Date published: 2019-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful Easy to use and very powerful and excellent performance!!
Date published: 2019-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Difficult to review only just purchased I like the extra filter for vacuuming very dusty fine particles as I am using it for sheetrock during a home renovation Has excellent suction. Disappointed that only one nozzle comes with the kit and others need to be purchased separately. It should at least include a dusting brush and crevice nozzle. It's easy to carry to the job and appreciate the shape to wrap electrical cord around motor top and slots to hold extention wands around the caster base Can't speak to durability as I only just purchased but it it is comparable to other Ridgid tools it should last
Date published: 2019-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It is small but powerful. This wet/dry vacuum is just what I wanted. I have 2 cats and they shed. I can use this vacuum just for vacuuming inside all over to pull up the cat hair. I wanted the vacuum just for this. It works perfectly for me. So glad there is a smaller powerful wet/dry vac out now. I would like it if it had a longer cord though.
Date published: 2019-08-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Vacuum Use So far I'm fairly impressed. It seems to do the primary job. Only two issues come to mind. Noise and tool storage. Earplugs are a must and when putting it away it looks like a spider.
Date published: 2019-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This VAC is superb indoors and in my workshop because of its medium size and comprehensive attachments. I got a 4.5 gallon which always has replacement filters in stock at Home Depot. I bought second filters and additional attachments when I purchased the VAC. All through the house I can get the corners, under the beds, behind the refrigerator grill, and the other places the upright vacuum cleaner cannot reach. Hoses and attachment store right on the VAC. SUPERB!
Date published: 2019-08-11
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I can't seem to get the extension wand to connect to the hose. Is there a trick to this? It just doesn't seem to fit right.

Asked by: PaulW
push and click
Answered by: roberttheelectrician
Date published: 2019-01-26

What is the filter mesh size?

What is the smallest particles that it will filter out? Dust, pollen, mold?
Asked by: Scotster
Vacuum comes with a single pleat paper filter VF4000 for large dirt/sawdust size. You can purchase a 3 layer filter VF5000 for dust/drywall dust or a 5 layer HEPA filter VF6000 for pet dander/mold/pollen. The VF7000 is a foam filter for use during wet vacuuming.
Answered by: cablecarcityguy
Date published: 2017-09-06
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