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4 Gallon Portable Wet/Dry Vac


4 Gallon Portable Wet/Dry Vac


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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  • 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


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 415.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Not too big, but plenty of power. Gets the job done.
Date published: 2017-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Compact but powerful. Easy to use and portability is great when compared to my shop vac.
Date published: 2017-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big product in a small package The suction on this little unit is extraordinary, easy to clean out and incredibly light weight. Used by a pro for construction sight clean up, highly recommended.
Date published: 2017-02-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The product is poorly designed for storage when not in use. The extension pieces, attachments, hose and cord are hard to contain for storage. The power on switch could be of better size or positioning so it could be turned on or off with out the use of a finger tip. For the price it was a good purchase and has functioned as needed to the degree needed to date.
Date published: 2017-02-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wish I would have bought sooner. My first review. Only been using it for a couple weeks, but works great so far. Dust collection works great when hooked up to my cyclone/shop vac dust extractor. Also wanted to mention that I had no problems registering this for the lifetime warranty, despite what others have said. Soft start is really nice, and variable speed is a bonus.
Date published: 2017-02-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is a great vac - it moves around easy and the suction is great! However, after only 2 weeks of limited use the hose has distorted!??? The hose appears to be melted or distorted - maybe the suction is stronger than the hose? It's a great vac, but need a hose that will last! I've purchased the 14' longer one to do extended cleaning, but haven't started using it yet, as I may decide to return it. Have ordered extra attachments - think they will make the vac even more handy - but the hose may be the weak link?
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Small yet powerful I'm a homeowner / do-it-yourselfer. Therefore, this smaller size vac is perfect for me. Power was my first consideration and this machine offers plenty. I've used it for both dry and wet clean-ups. I appreciate that this came with accessories, although I find that the fastening mechanisms for the hose extenders leaves a bit to be desired. Sometimes they become detached during use. Perhaps a sturdier fastener could be considered for future units. On the whole, I'm very happy with this machine.
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The right size. Its the perfect size and weight for use in my garage and porches.
Date published: 2017-02-06
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How often do I need to change the filter?

I have been cleaning out the ducs in my house and the one I got with the machine today already looks very dirty.
Asked by: bama97202
Take it outside to a trash can and bang the dirt out. Once you have done that, shoot air from your air compressor or the blow feature on the vacuum from the middle of the filter towards the outside and clean it some more. Continue using. If torn or damaged, replace.
Answered by: BDH11
Date published: 2016-05-24

Seeing as there is no foam filter with this unit, will it damage the vacuum to remove the filter for vacuuming up liquid?

Asked by: Timj
always use a filter ! read the manual or go to the ridgid sight for answers.
Answered by: allerps
Date published: 2016-06-04

Does teh VT2570 hose kit work with this model?

It says it fits a 1 7/8 hose. The adapters do not connect the attachments. Please assist.
Asked by: Banana2
Thank you for contacting RIDGID. The VT2570 fits with this model. The adapters you must use are BLACK LOCKING TAB ( C ) AND SWIVEL END HOSE ADAPTER ( D ). (Please check this from the instructions sheet). 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 Regards, RIDGID
Answered by: RIDGIDtools
Date published: 2015-06-29

replacement / different filters

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
Asked by: seracg
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 .
Answered by: Tslave
Date published: 2015-03-07

How do you clean the power head

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.
Asked by: Donarp
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.
Answered by: Endsley
Date published: 2015-03-21


If a airwatts are 0.117354 * (CFM) * (inches water), then do I calculate correctly that this model no. WD4070 will lift water 12.9 inches high? 167 watts * (1/0.117354) * (1/110 CFM) = 12.9 inches water I feel like that number is way too low - I'm sure your product lifts water more than 1 foot high! I may have the calculation wrong or the pressure may be specified another way. What do the units of "G/h" mean? Thank you for the help.
Asked by: Jacob
Jacob, I agree with your calculations, the thing to remember is this is a fan, not a positive displacement pump or vacuum, meaning there is a lot of slip. When you essentially stall the fan, by trying to pull up a column or water, it will start to spin and not pull any more. Now if you allow air to remain flowing in the hose it will draw water or other material along with the moving air in the hose to a much higher height.
Answered by: remswile
Date published: 2014-11-25

Is there a brush attachment made for this model?

Asked by: darkchalk
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 and If you prefer to order online, please click on the link below to see the list of 1-7/8” accessories. Regards, RIDGID
Answered by: RIDGIDtools
Date published: 2016-09-19

Can you get wheels for a rigid WD4050

Asked by: beresford5
It comes with wheels. If you mean replacement parts, go to Ridgid's web site.
Answered by: BDH11
Date published: 2016-05-24
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