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Model # WD3050

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Store SKU # 280430

3 Gal. Portable Pro Wet/Dry Vacuum

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  • Compact wet dry vacuum that is lightweight, and easily portable
  • Suction-powered dust pan & expanding 2'-7' hose adds convenience
  • Features the RIDGID lifetime warranty

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Product Overview

The new RIDGID 3 Gal. is a compact wet/dry vacuum that is designed to deliver performance of a vacuum 3xs its size. Its lightweight, small size and large carry handle provide comfortable portability. The built-in suction-powered dustpan makes cleaning quick and easy. The vacuums 3.5 peak horsepower motor, 10-foot power cord, locking expandable hose, and 1-layer standard pleated paper filter will please Pros and DIYers alike.

  • 3.5 peak HP motor provides powerful suction for heavy duty clean-up
  • At 9.8 lbs. this vac is extremely portable
  • Built-in suction-powered dust pan makes cleaning even easier
  • On-board cord wrap for storage of the 10 ft. power cord has quick-release so you can spend your time cleaning, not unwrapping the cord
  • Accessory storage space gives you quick access to attachments
  • 1-7/8 in. diameter hose offers non-clogging performance similar to larger diameter hoses with the flexibility of smaller diameter hoses
  • Includes 7 ft. x 1-7/8 in. expanding locking hose, 1-7/8 in. car nozzle and 1-layer pleated paper filter
  • Peak Horsepower represents a level at or below the maximum horsepower output of an electric motor tested in a laboratory using a dynamometer
  • 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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  • Full lifetime warranty against material defects and workmanship


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Specifications

Dimensions

Hose Diameter (In.) 
1.875 
Hose Length (ft.) 
Product Depth (in.) 
10.5 
Product Height (in.) 
18.4 
Product Width (in.) 
24 

Details

Accessories/Parts Included 
Includes 2' to 7' Expandable Locking Vacuum Hose, Car Nozzle, and Standard Cartridge Filter VF3400. 
Air Volume (CFM) 
62 
Amperage (amps) 
Color Family 
Oranges / Peaches 
Cord Length (ft.) 
10 
Filter Type 
Cartridge 
Floor Care Features 
Built-In Accessory Storage 
Included Accessories 
No additional accessories included 
Peak Horsepower 
3.5 
Product Weight (lb.) 
9.9 lb 
Returnable 
90-Day 
Vacuum Capacity (Gallons) 
Voltage (volts) 
120 

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty 
Limited Lifetime Warranty 

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3 Gal. Portable Pro Wet/Dry Vacuum
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Is this a quiet vacuum? If this isn't the quietest shop model, then which one is?

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December 7, 2014
I don't need much power. And smaller is a plus. I have read that Ridgid makes some quiet shop vacs. I need one quieter than others so as to not scare confined animals. Does not even have to be a wet/dry vac: any vac with a hose, but not noisy, is the criterion.

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July 28, 2015
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This vacuum is quiet enough for my purposes. I have not compared it to any other small vacuums.
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June 17, 2015
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same noise level as a bigger sized shop vac
but is more compact and easy to carry
suction seems to be about the same as my full size shop vac
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June 12, 2015
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Not, super quiet, but not super quiet either. Very tolerable. I use it to vacuum my car and I bring the vacuum in the car with me, since the hose isn't super long.
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Bellingham Washington
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April 8, 2015
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All shop vacs are noisy and there just isn't any way around it. This little guy does okay for it's size but one must realize that when using a turbine to create suction you're pretty much at the will of the Vacuum.
In the past I've used insulation around a shop vac to keep the noise down. I sort of 'dressed' the vac in sound dampening insulation and it worked quite well. You would want to make sure you Read More
All shop vacs are noisy and there just isn't any way around it. This little guy does okay for it's size but one must realize that when using a turbine to create suction you're pretty much at the will of the Vacuum.
In the past I've used insulation around a shop vac to keep the noise down. I sort of 'dressed' the vac in sound dampening insulation and it worked quite well. You would want to make sure you do not impede the flow of the air intake or outtake...this would cause damage and possibly even a fire. Make sure you always take precaution when altering or adding to a tool of any kind. Especially electrical. Read Less
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Christiansburg, VA
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December 9, 2014
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I own one of these, and it's strength is its powerfulness, not its quietness. I wouldn't call it loud, but it's comparable to those larger 5-gallon shop vacs.
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December 9, 2014
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Thank you for your interest in RIDGID!
The decibel rating of WD3050 is 87. The quietest vac that we have is the WD1450 which has 79 decibel rating.
Regards,
RIDGID
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Southbridge MA
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December 9, 2014
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Although very good at what it is designed for, this unit is very noisy. It makes my cats jump when I switch it on in the basement, even though they are upstairs in the living room.
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Sacramento
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December 8, 2014
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I wouldn't call it quiet. You need a model that has a blower port option so you can get a noise reduction muffler. Item " Ridgid VT2525". Get the muffler and choose any size vacuum you need.
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How do I find a local store with this item?

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Highlands Ranch, CO
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December 3, 2013
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Mission Viejo, CA
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July 28, 2015
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My local Home Depot store didn't have any in stock. I ordered mine online.
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June 17, 2015
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purchase is online only with free pickup at the store in a couple of days
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June 6, 2015
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They are not always in store. I happened to stumble upon this vac in the Vineland Home Depot. Most of the time, they are only available online.
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San Francisco, CA
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November 9, 2014
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You can't. I tried in the San Diego/LA area. I had to ship it to store (but when I did, it kept saying it was out of stock). I had to use the chat function - the sales support lady had to do some behind the curtains maneuvering to get it to work.
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Lake County, OH
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May 13, 2014
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search for the product and inquire in store or check online to see if it is available in your local storre
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Arizona
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February 23, 2014
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Currently this an online only item. I purchased my first one at a local store but since have only found them online. I don't know why HD decided to go online with this item.
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Dover, PA 17315, USA
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December 10, 2013
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Not sold it any store near me. Online order only.
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December 3, 2013
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Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot. This item is an online exclusive and is not available in your local Home Depot store. It can be ordered online and shipped directly to your home, business, or local store. For any other questions, please call us at HomeDepot.com Customer Service 800-430-3376.
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Are replacement filters available at a reasonable price? Where do I get them?

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January 20, 2013
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July 28, 2015
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The replacement filter is P/N VF3500. You can check online for the current price and local store availability.
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June 17, 2015
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any home depot carries the filters
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June 6, 2015
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For about 16 dollars, they can be purchased at the Home Depot. These new filters they sell for the vac are the blue three layered filter. I have not seen one layered filters for this shop vac.
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October 21, 2014
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You can buy filters online or at The Home Depot. I believe they are about $10-12. I've used the same rigid filters for 1-2 years with heavy usage, so the the typical homeowner should get at least that much life out of them. One of the keys is to open the vacuum up and let the filter dry out if you used it for wet clean-ups.
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Filters can be found at your local HD
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Mentor, OH, USA
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June 25, 2013
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Very affordable. You can get them in every store.
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Seattle, WA, USA
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June 24, 2013
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RIDGID 3-Layer Fine Dust Replacement Filter $15.97
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You can purchase filters through Home Depot or any local distributor by following the link below.
http://www.ridgid.com/Tools/Where-To-Buy/
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Can you purchase dust bags for this model?

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January 6, 2015
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Yes, P/N VF3501, but I had to trim the cardboard flange on the bag for the top of the vacuum to close properly. Not a big deal.
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the store has the dust canister
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June 6, 2015
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Dust bags are not recommended for the vacuum due to the size. The bag would be a waste of money since not much will be able to go into the bag.
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Bellingham Washington
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April 8, 2015
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No.
This model only uses filters. There are three types one may use.
The Standard Pleated filter which is white.
The Specialty Pleated filter which is blue...this filter is for use in liquid pick up.
And the 5 Layer Allergen Pleated filter (green) which is good for people who have allergies.
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January 9, 2015
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Thank you for your interest in RIDGID.
The WD3050 is not designed to hold a filter bag.
Regards,
RIDGID
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Southbridge MA
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This unit is not designed to hold a dust bag. I use this every week to clean out the cars and truck and it is very easy to clean the filter and empty the container.
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I recently tried to purchase additional hose attachments, and unfortunately found they just don't exist. I'm afraid what you see is what you get for this particular version. The up-side is that they have 4 different filters available, and none require a dust bag. Their finest filter is a HEPA-5 for allergens. A key here is to NEVER vacuum wet material with anything but the foam filter. Once one of these Read More
I recently tried to purchase additional hose attachments, and unfortunately found they just don't exist. I'm afraid what you see is what you get for this particular version. The up-side is that they have 4 different filters available, and none require a dust bag. Their finest filter is a HEPA-5 for allergens. A key here is to NEVER vacuum wet material with anything but the foam filter. Once one of these HEPA filters gets wet, everything sticks to it and you'll have a hard time recovering the filter.
I love my little 3-galln Rigid unit for hand-use around the workshop and as a powerful dust-pan when sweeping or brushing up cuttings. Read Less
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 375 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by A top-notch product.. This vacuum combines several great features that many other units just don't have. First of all, it's a smaller unit which makes it easier to store, others all seem to be big round units that are always in the way, this one can be tucked under a bench, in a closet, etc. Next is the actual suction of it...it beats all but a full size shop vac with 2 1/2 inch hose, certainly plenty of vacuum and air flow for any job I need. I also like the fact that when not in use, you can store the hose and nozzle right on the unit and not have to figure out where to put those items when not in use. Ridgid...you did a great job with this one! July 19, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great for small jobs We are at the end of a total house rennovation and needed to clean the debris and dust on the concrete floor before they laid the hard wood floors. This product is a replacement to an older wet/dry vac that died of old age. Unfortunately, this model did not have an attachment long enough to easily vacuum the floor. It works great on small areas needed for clean up but is extremely awkward to use on large areas. July 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Love it !! Perfect for all household jobs. So much better than all the portable vacs that I have bought in the past and thrown away!! July 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great compact vacuum! This is an excellent easy to carry around portable vacuum. Im a contractor and was looking for a portable vacuum to cleanup small messes on a daily basis and this one is perfect, its very powerful for its size. July 3, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Nice vacuum I only gave this a Good rating as the hose diameter is NOT standard. In other words you cannot use hoses or attachments from other vacuums. You have to order THEIR attachments which when "attached" to the vacuum get knocked off easily. Seems to work well despite these inconveniences. June 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Worked great for water and dry material This is smaller than my last vacuum but it works just as well and is easy to move around June 24, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by love vacuum, hate hose love the vacuum. lightweight and powerful. hate the hose. like a slinky on steroids. would rather have a long flexible hose like my 5.5 gal shop vac. expandible hose is good concept but doesn't work. hose pinches fingers and vacuum tilts over because of hose June 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Vac I have a 5 gal. Vac and replaced a 1 gal that died. This is a strong compact tool. I do remodeling and love this new vac. Not sure why it's only online. Dustpan feature is nice. June 7, 2016
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