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Model RV2600B

Internet #205076644

16 gal. 2-Stage Commercial Wet Dry Vac

$339.77 /box
  • 2-Stage motor provides high lift suction good for liquid pick-up
  • Two piece drum construction provides long lasting durability
  • Features the RIDGID lifetime warranty

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This RIDGID RV2600B 16 Gal. 2-Stage Wet/Dry Vacuum features a 2-stage motor/blower design that uses an 11.5 Amp motor to create powerful high-lift suction, efficient air flow and quiet operation. The quick-release accessory storage bag keeps accessories close at hand and can be easily removed to empty debris from the drum. The sturdy cart, push handle and large rear wheels act together to enable the vacuum to travel easily up and down stairs and across rough terrain.

  • Power head with a patented SNR scroll noise reduction design provides better airflow and suction with less noise, resulting in more power and quieter operation
  • Fine particle filter provides exceptional filtration, including for dry wall dust, washable, reusable, clogs less and can be used for both wet and dry operation
  • Accessory storage bag keeps accessories close at hand
  • Heavy-duty cart system with large non-marring wheels provides effortless movement over the toughest terrains
  • Gallons indicated reflect drum volume, not necessarily collection capacity; actual capacity dependent upon type of debris collected, condition of filter and other factors
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Why does this have such a small hose diameter? Are there adapters?

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November 21, 2014
Does it have an adapter that fits to it to get the 20 ft hose?
I saw in a review that the suction is less even the 6.5 HP even though the HP 11.5 . Is this true?

We want to use it to clean our dryer vent.
Thanks.
Vickie
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December 6, 2015
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I think you may be confusing horse power with amp rating. This is a 11.5 amp rating, most household / office / home shop circuits are only 15 amps maximum. A 11.5 HP motor would take a much larger circuit with much much higher voltage than normally available in homes.
I think you could find an adapter at Home Depot but this has so much suction to start with. Changing to a larger hose diameter may reduce Read More
I think you may be confusing horse power with amp rating. This is a 11.5 amp rating, most household / office / home shop circuits are only 15 amps maximum. A 11.5 HP motor would take a much larger circuit with much much higher voltage than normally available in homes.
I think you could find an adapter at Home Depot but this has so much suction to start with. Changing to a larger hose diameter may reduce the velocity in the hose so it may not help.
I have had many shop vacs over the years and this is so much better than any of those. It really is a great vacuum. Read Less
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December 6, 2015
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I'm not sure why it has a smaller hose, but you can attach a 2-1/4 hose without any modification, since the port is 2-1/4, as long as you have the right adapter. The 2-1/4 hose kit from Home Depot does include the correct adapter.
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December 6, 2015
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As one other reviewer has stated and shown, you can get a 2 1/2" hose to work for larger debris pickup
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November 25, 2014
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Thank you for your interest in RIDGID!
Unfortunately, the only available adapter for vac hoses is the VT1755 3 pcs adapter kit which is a reducer. As for the suction power, it is not measured through horse power. The suction power is measured by CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute). The RV2600B has 105 CFM.
If you have any further questions or concerns, feel free to call us at 1-800-4-RIDGID (1-800- 474-3443) Read More
Thank you for your interest in RIDGID!
Unfortunately, the only available adapter for vac hoses is the VT1755 3 pcs adapter kit which is a reducer. As for the suction power, it is not measured through horse power. The suction power is measured by CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute). The RV2600B has 105 CFM.
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 info@ridgidvacs.com.
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What is the suction rating in inches of water lift?

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Using a 2.25 ID hose, I could pick up about 15 pounds after the vac "ramped up" to develop max suction. This took about 7 seconds. That translates to about 102 inches of water.
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As RIDGID has responded:
100 inches of water lift.
But in general terms, the suction on this vacuum is very strong compared to residential models I have had. I don't believe you will find any issues with it.
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Thank you for your interest in RIDGID!
100 inches of water lift.
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 7 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Suction, Many Attachments This is a high quality, professional vacuum. The kit comes with many additional attachments for various cleaning applications. The vacuum has great suction and is very quiet. The unit rolls easily across many different surfaces. There is plenty of storage for all of the attachments, including the hose. You can buy or use the 2-1/2" Rigid shop vacuum hose with this vacuum. The 2-1/2" Rigid shop vac hose fits onto this unit making it a large debris vacuum as well. It is very easy to dump the debris from the vacuum and change the filter when required. All of Rigid shop vacuum filters work with this unit. Very nice, professional vacuum. November 23, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Less suction than the standard 16ga vac WD1851 We have the Rigid 16ga model WD1851 at work and I was really impressed with it's suction power but I needed an attachment for vacuuming the floor. I was given the green light to pick out what I needed and I came across this model which comes with a floor attachment with a rigid metal tube. I thought perfect, it has twice the amperage with 2 stages so it should be even better! Wrong! I should have read the CFM rating, it is half the capacity at twice the price! Side by side with the WD1851 model this vac is a poor performer. Co-workers used it once and now I'm forbidden from any purchases. Unless there is a defect with this particular vac, get the cheaper WD1851. May 16, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Big capactiy but average suction This vac is big and heavy, and has a good holding capacity. Even though it is all plastic, it seems solid and well built. However, it does not have the huge airflow of my other Husky 'plain old' shop vac. It won't pick up metal shavings very well, or typical stuff on my garage floor, and I basically have to stick the hose right over the objects I want to pick up. It does build up a higher vacuum if the flow is obstructed - for example if you stick your hand over the end, you can hear the motor ramp up and feel the suction increasing. That seems backwards to me - the motor should slow down if the flow is blocked, because that means you have an obstruction. If you accidentally suck up the corner of a rug, it pulls so hard after about 5 seconds that you have to shut the vac off to remove it. It rolls easily on smooth floors. The front casters are oddly tiny and don't match the giant rear wheels. It doesn't roll over irregularities in the floor. With the basket loaded, most of the weight is over the rear wheels. If you try to pull the vac over a crack in the floor by tugging on the hose, it results in the whole vac tipping over backwards and spilling the contents of the basket, because the hose acts as a spring. It really needs larger front wheels. The power switch is a huge rocker switch, and it's easy to use with even welding gloves, and it's right up front. The vac is pretty quiet; the thing that makes the noise more tolerable is the pitch - it has a muffled, lower sound, not the typical high pitched whine of most vacuums. It comes with an exhaust "muffler" but it is really a diffuser; it prevents a stream of air from shooting out and disrupting things halfway across the shop. It does not reduce noise. The motor exhaust is diverted down, and out the back, and does not cause any issues. The included chrome plated wands look nice, but the chrome is already flaking off, and they are too small in diameter. They are difficult to insert and remove because the smooth metal sticks to the soft rubber hose coupling. The included 1-7/8 hose is great quality, but it restricts air flow, and the soft rubber end makes it difficult to use attachments. Plus the sizes are not standard. So I replaced all the included 1-7/8 hoses with 2-1/4 hoses and wands, which not only helped with airflow, but made using accessories easier since everything in that size is standard. Plus they are all hard plastic, and switching attachments is a breeze. I've switched back to my 10 year old Husky 'plain old' shop vac for general use, it just works better, even though it's louder. I think this would be a good vac for things like sawdust and lighter stuff, but not anything like sand, dirt, etc. And it may be great as a wet vac, but I have not had an opportunity to use it in that capacity. December 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nice Vacuum, Wet Or Dry This is a great vacuum, it has all the power that you would ever need in a shop type of vacuum. It moves a lot of air which is great for removing dust when attached to my band saw. There is very little that gets away. It's also very robust, everything is very well built and though out right down to the handle cord wrap combination. It's easy to move from location to location even if it's filled with water. The vacuum has a valve on the bottom of the canister were the water drains. No need to ever pick this vacuum up when its full of water. Even taking this from floor to floor is easy; the large rear wheels really help when going up stairs. I tested the wet pickup ability with a full 5 gallon bucket of water. It empties the bucket in less than 10 seconds. The vacuum has all the tools needed for picking up most everything. There is large area brush, a large area squeegee, small area vacuum head, small area brush crevasse tool, two chrome plated wand tubes and a ten foot hose. The filter is nice and large so it just keeps on picking up everything that fits down the wand. The canister is so large that it takes a long time to fill even the bottom third. Most shop type vacuums are very very noisy; this is so much quieter and leaves your ears much less fatigued. This only small downside is its size. You will need an area to store this when its not being used. Other than that this is a great vacuum. Highly recommend! December 6, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Very Nice Wet Vac Overall Very Good Wet Vac. I haven't had to use it much as it was bought specifically for floods that might occur at our Building. When I've had to use it it performed Very well and had plenty of power and capacity for the job. April 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by The name says it all I never imagined that I would use this vacuum as much as I have, but it is awesome. Like the name says, you can use it to clean up both liquids and dry materials. I'm renovating my house, and it has made cleaning up sawdust and small debris much easier. Before this, I had to use my regular vacuum cleaner (for which it isn't made) or get a broom and sweep to have to come back later and sweep again. It's also great for cleaning up water. Recently, we had so much rain that the ground became saturated...and water came in my basement faster than I could sweep it to the drain. After the duh moment, I pulled out this vacuum, and it took care of the water in no time. What made it really great was that I just pushed the full tank over to the drain and unscrewed the plug at the bottom and let it empty down the drain to the sump pump. There was no lifting a heavy tank up the stairs although this does include larger wheels on the back along with a large handle to make it easier to move up stairs. There are lots of attachments which is awesome, but only the fine dust filter is included. It states that this can be used with wet applications too, but I bought the separate filter. December 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Commercial Grade- Excellent Features and Accessories As in it name, it is a commercial quality wet/dry vacuum that has been well thought out and comes with the performance and accessories you would expect from Ridgid and the "commercial" designation. It has an easy roll "cart", removable accessory bag and exhaust muffler. While not "silent" it IS quiet compared to other vacuums I have had. While some may look at it and say "Plastic" !, plastic does have many benefits compared to metal in commercial applications, especially wet applications. The plastic used here is strong and of good quality, Ridgid did use metal wands which is good and where you do need the strength of metal for such a vacuum. I like the 16 gallon capacity and the suction strength is MORE then adequate (regardless of all the various numbers and rating criteria being used). Rigid also offers several different filters for various dry and wet needs as well a vacuum bags for really fine "dust" pick up such a sheetrock, and cement dust (as two examples). It comes with 10' hose, 2 metal wands, fine dust cartridge filter, floor nozzle with inserts for hard and soft floors as well as a squeegee tool. Also includes crevice tool, dusting brush, claw nozzle. This is a high quality commercial grade vacuum worthy of the Ridgid name. You won't be sorry purchasing this for you commercial or residential needs December 6, 2015
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