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RIDGID

Model VF5000

Internet #100075119

Store SKU #335151

3-Layer Pleated Paper Filter for 5.0+ gal. RIDGID Wet Dry Vacs

$22.97 /each
  • Fits RIDGID vacuums 5 gallons or larger
  • Captures fine particles such as drywall dust and fine powders
  • Patented QwikLock for easy filter changes, no tools needed

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The RIDGID 3-layer pleated paper filter features a double-pleated design that captures fine particles such as dust, drywall sanding and fireplace ash. The filter fits all RIDGID wet/dry vacuums 5 gallons and larger.

  • Captures 99.5% of all particles 1/2 micron in size and larger
  • Ideal for capturing drywall dust
  • Compatible with RIDGID wet/dry vacuums 5 gallons and larger
  • Fully washable and reusable


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Can this filter be washed?

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April 30, 2014
The manual states that the VF500 is "made of high quality paper". Paper is generally not a washable material. Please clarify the washing endurance of the filter. Does Rigid offer a truly washable filter composed of synthetic materials that will withstand repeated washing?
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September 16, 2015
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It will shorten the life drastically. There is no reinforcement on the inside and the filter nearly collapses. One of the layers on the inside partly washed off. If you want to wash filter get the Gore.
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Coral Springs, FL, USA
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December 10, 2014
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its washable and reusable. but what i did was the old filter once cleaned/washed I used only in the wet vac situations. and the new filter i use when i do normal vacuuming
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West Chester, PA
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July 29, 2014
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Yes
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Denver, CO, USA
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May 7, 2014
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I have rinsed this filter out with the garden hose and reused it over again. I also bought a second filter to alternate the use and make sure it dries out completely.
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April 30, 2014
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Yes this filter can be washed. Below is the simple instruction on how to do it.
First, we recommend that you clean your filter outside. Simply remove the filter and tap it on the inside of the drum or a trash can to knock any debris loose. You can also use a soft bristled brush and sweep the particles off the pleats or use an air compressor or blower to blow out the debris.
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Yes this filter can be washed. Below is the simple instruction on how to do it.
First, we recommend that you clean your filter outside. Simply remove the filter and tap it on the inside of the drum or a trash can to knock any debris loose. You can also use a soft bristled brush and sweep the particles off the pleats or use an air compressor or blower to blow out the debris.
If you desire, the filter may also be washed. Run water through the filter from a hose or spigot. You will need to make sure that the water pressure is not too strong as it may tear or damage the filter. You will need to allow the filter to dry out before reinstalling.
Remember to check the filter for holes or tears – holes or tears could cause damage to the power head of your vac, and void your warranty. If you have any damage to your filter or want to maximize the performance of your vac, we recommend that you replace your filter on a regular basis.
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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RIDGID
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Could this filter be used for water since this filter is washable?

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August 9, 2016
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no
Use a black foam wet filter that home depot carries for this purpose
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March 8, 2016
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The filter is just treated paper so I wouldn't expect it to take too many "washings" without failing.
I had a minor flood in my basement and vacuumed up several gallons of water. I emptied the vac and let the filter dry out (it was soaked) before re assembling the vac, and it worked again, okay.
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Coral Springs, FL, USA
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December 10, 2014
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yes, if the vac is a wet dry vac then yes..
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July 31, 2014
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Thank you for your interest in RIDGID!
Yes it can be used for wet pickups. But if you want to extend the life of this filter you can use the VF7000 for wet application only.
http://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-Wet-Application-Filter-VF7000/202554976?keyword=vf7000
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RIDGID
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what is the height of the vf5000 filter for 4.25 12gal vac?

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December 11, 2012
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Novi, MI, USA
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June 10, 2013
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Its about 8.5" tall
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April 23, 2013
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The height of my vf5000 filter is 8.5 inches and I use it on a 16 gal. Ridgid vacuum.
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April 17, 2013
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The height is 7.5 inches.
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Product height- 7.5"
Assembled height- 9.3"
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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Will picking up small pieces of wood or bark ruin this filter?

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August 9, 2016
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it shouldn't but may clog the hose on the vac
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February 18, 2016
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Thank you for contacting RIDGID® Customer Support.
Yes the VF500 (3 layered-filter) is capable of picking up small pieces of wood or bark ruin.
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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RIDGID
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Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 119 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great replacement filter This is a replacement for the old paper filter. Having had this type of filter before, I couldn't do without. The washable feature is what I was really after. May 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Highly recommend Excellent filter, easy to clean, really holds the dirt in the canister. Even dry wall dust Couldnt escape. August 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by very easy to install Does the job and wasn't as expensive as I expected for replacement filter. August 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best filter for ridgid wet dry vacs The blue filter for ridgid wet dry vacs is the best. This is the oem blue filter home depot carries. It works for all dust and can be washed and reused many times. August 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Filter! The filter was very easy to install and it made a big difference with catching dust and hair. I would recommend using this product and will be getting more as needed. July 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Filters Great! Great filter. Filters drywall dust and saw dust extremely well. Easy to install in my wet/dry vac. July 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Perfect item I love it , it fits just perfect. I was happy to use the product on my old vacuum. July 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Filter Direct replacement for my old and woreout filter! It works June 28, 2016
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