Rated 5 out of 5 by Cudgelist Excellent for Condensate Drain Cleaning!!!!
So, my A/C unit's condensate drain clogged up and overflowed. It spilled water in the basement (to a confined area) and got under the basement carpet. Didn't have the money to pay for a service call so I consulted YouTube for alternative solutions. Found a video by an HVAC expert who recommended using a wet vac to suck the clog out of the drain pipe. Sounded reasonable, did a quick search at Home Depot (.com) for wet/dry vacs in stock at the HD I work at. Found 2 models worth looking into, the 3-gallon and the 6-gallon W/D vacs. The 3G was $49.97, the 6G was $46.97 and came with more attachments included! No brainer, got the 6G and two extra attachments, the tool adapter and the wet squeegee attachment. I cut the tool (sawdust adapter) to fit snug on the drain pipe (1" PVC pipe) and sucked the pipe dry! Turned the A/C back on and now almost a full day later no more overflow! Vacuumed the water out of the rug (will require a few attempts more) to dry the carpet, and it worked like a charm! The squeegee attachment doesn't do well on the carpet, but on the concrete floor in my machine room it will do fine, if the thing overflows again. The regular carpet attachment worked great, created a strong seal on the carpet and drew most of the moisture out! But it will take a few more attempts to get it all out. SO, if any of you reading this have a similar problem with your A/C drain clogging up, here's your solution!!!!
July 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by devega2000 Excellent piece of equipment.
This product is a great tool when it comes to small jobs.
July 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by diehard Powerfull
This vacuum has been great in my workshop for all uses.
July 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by NEPats50 Great Product from RIDGID!
This Wet/Dry Vacuum has a lot of power to say the least. I was a little disappointed that there wasn't a brush and crevice tool included with this particular model and had to purchase them separately. I would suggest RIDGID include a brush and crevice tool with this model Wet/Dry Vac.
July 10, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Holton It would be great if Ridgid made a attachment to clean carpet.
It's brand new so no rating on durability.It vacuums fine,A little loud but I don't have it on all day,so not a problem.So far it has done its job fine and I have used these vacs in the past on other jobs sites so it was a well known tool with a good rep.It would be great to have a attachment to vac carpet,as the floor attach. just is not made with that in mind.Overall I know I will be happy with this vac.
July 6, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by mikes55chevy this product has great suction.
great vacuum just had to buy twenty five dollars worth of accessories so i could use it in my vehicle. for what i spent on it i could have bought a bigger and better vacuum.
July 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Boston This product is good but has some missing features.
The 6gal. wet and dry vac is well put together, the power of the unit is great, the big problem I had was it didn't have some nozzle
attachments to care of some jobs.It would of been nice to have some nozzles in the box instead of having to go out and purchase
June 30, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ronin awesome little Vac
could use a longer hose, and a muffler, lol, this little thing is loud. But a good vac for what I need it for, the car, dust around the garage. Had to buy bristle and nook pieces which should have come with it, but hey, it is what it is.
June 29, 2015