Model 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.

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.

Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 204 reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Falls apart Vacuum works well but when you try to carry it the head unit falls off. June 12, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Has good power Have only used it a couple of times but appears to be very good. June 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect for my use I own a 1400 sq foot home, two car garage with several pets like a guneia pig cage that initially sparked my interest in this purchase to clean up their cage without having to lift it. It works perfect and then some. I've already cleaned my chicken coop and garage. It's perfect for my basic uses...has plenty of power, just make sure you get the size gallon tub that suits your needs. The design of this vacuum is the same as its been for a while which I wish there was a better way to empty this without having to take off lid. About the only complaint. June 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Product light weight, powerful, and compact! Use it to clean out loose ash in my COLD PELLET STOVE. May 31, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by The wet-vac is easy to work with and handle Have used or over used wet-vac's for years, they stand uo to abuse and continue to provide service like its brand new. Only have to replace them when we've done some thing dumb, like leave outside the garage behind the family car and someone drives into it. It survived the first time, my son had to replace it whebn he did it twice. Even though it was hit by a moving vehicle twice it still tried to run. We replaced it with a new Ridgid. May 23, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by disapointed ALL MODELS should have the SAME SIZE hose because I couldn't find the hose size mentioned ANYWHERE in the manual, which made it harder to find the correct accessories. It did not like having to buy an adapter to make sure the hose and/or accessories will fit. Also it is awkward to hold while using it overhead. The hose is way too short, which means I have to buy the extension hose. I shouldn't have to buy extra accessories in order to have the standard features INCLUDED as part of regular vaccuums such as the crevice tool. It seems like you designed all your vaccuums with the intention of forcing customers to purchase the accessories, which are NOT INTERCHANGABLE even between your own models. May 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by great suction power for the price We purchased this item after using one from out in the shop. It has great suction power. The accessory tools allows to clean in those hard to get to places. May 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great warranty! Great quality and best warranty around. I have never bought a bad Ridgid product. May 14, 2016
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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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It is louder than most, but has great suction!
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Loud but who cares. It gets the job done.
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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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Not as loud as others I have used. Could run all night and still sleep
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Medium, not as loud as my old one, where I had to wear hearing protection.
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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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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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drianage plug size ?

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 on this model.
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There is no drain plug in this Vacuum.
3 months ago
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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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