Model # WD4070

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RIDGID 4 Gal. 5.0-Peak HP Wet Dry Vac
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RIDGID

4 Gal. 5.0-Peak HP Wet Dry Vac

  • Has the power of vac three times its size, yet easily portable
  • Accessory caddy and large rear wheels make clean-up convenient
  • Features the RIDGID lifetime warranty
$79.97 /each

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This 4-gal. Wet/Dry Vacuum has a 5 peak horsepower motor that offers the powerful performance necessary to tackle even the messiest projects. The 20 ft. cord provides an extensive reach and the 18.32 lb. design is lightweight and very portable. The vacuum's large rear wheels and casters provide great mobility over carpeted floors, thresholds and rough floors at job sites.

  • 5 peak horsepower motor offers powerful performance
  • 20 ft. cord provides an extensive reach
  • 18.32 lbs. design is lightweight and very portable
  • Large rear wheels and casters provide great mobility over carpeted floors, thresholds and rough floors at job sites
  • Accessory storage caddy keeps accessories organized and close by for easy access
  • 7 ft. Tug-A-Long hose offers clog-free performance
  • Full lifetime warranty against material defects and workmanship



  • 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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How do I use the "wet" feature on my Rigid 4.5HP 12 gal. wet/dry vac.?

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January 17, 2013
I purchased it many yrs. ago and have mostly used to clean out my chimney. Would like to clean some area rugs.
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September 8, 2016
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remove any vacuum bag or filter from the unit so they do not get soaked.
Run it first outside to verify no dust was in the passages. Then you are good to go. During Wet-pickup, One can always attach a light-duty material or filter on the AIR discharge as an added protection.
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May 26, 2016
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Yes, of course you can vac up water with this vac, but remove the internal filter first before picking up water. The internal filter is for dry vacing only.
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February 22, 2014
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I would recommend you remove any bag or paper filter inside the vac then just use as normal. empty water and leave the vacuum open so it dries before you reassemble.
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October 18, 2013
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I believe you can leave the filter in place... but best would be be to pull the blue filter off and get a we filter for the unit. Then just suck up the water!
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June 25, 2013
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I have not used it for rugs but expect it would be just fine, The suction power is strong. It does not have a "beater brush" so it's really intended for loose debris. It would be quite good at getting some extra water out of the carpet after wet/"steam" cleaning. Be sure to clean the hose well before touching it to carpet.
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Atlanta, GA, USA
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January 24, 2013
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I would use a typical vacuum clean to do that job. Rugs have grains, and texture. Therefore, The typical vacuum works better. This vac is better suited for industrial usage.
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January 18, 2013
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I have not tried it yet, but the manual said to just remove the filter.
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Covington, LA 70433, USA
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January 18, 2013
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Unclip the top from the bottom of the vac. Remove the paper filter (this is located on the top half of the vac under the motor). You are ready to go. Remember to replace the filter once the inside of the vac is dry.
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this have a blow hole? or not.

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October 14, 2016
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Yes, and it accepts a standard hose, same size as suctioning hose - so you can direct the exhaust away to another place other than back into the room. Remember that any hoses placed on the exhaust will make the vacuum work harder and reduce vacuuming force, and will make the vacuum run hotter. Suggest you don't do this all the time, or adapt up to a larger size hose (especially on the outlet).
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Yes, it can suck or blow.
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February 22, 2014
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By "blow hole" i assume you mean are you able to blow debris with it blower style? If so yes it does.
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Yes, it has a blow hole. Same diameter as suction port.
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Yes.
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Franklin, TN, USA
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My model WD40700 has blowing and vacuuming holes.
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If you asking whether or not the vac will act as a blower, the answer is yes. All you have to do is reverse the top connection. It blows very well. I used it to blow leaves off my walk-way.
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Can this shop-vac pick up water on indoor-outdoor carpeting?

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Yes, definitely, it will pick up water. But while picking up water remove the filter inside the vac storage tank. Replace it when you go back to vaccing dry material.
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Yes - it is a wet/dry vacuum. Sucking up water is a great application for a shop vacuum.
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The vac works very well for picking up water from surfaces. Remove the filter first, however. Empty the vac before sucking up liquids. The liquid capacity is only about 1.5 gallons - NOT 4 gallons.
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Yes
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It sure can, that's what I was using it for. Again, I didn't have more than 4 ga. to pick up, but it worked great.
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Only a limited amount, but it does have the suction power to do it. You want a taller vacuum with a deeper tank for best water pickup of any volume. No vacuum will actually dry out the carpet, only pickup the water easily sucked off the top. The moisture that soaks into the carpet will need a continuous flow of dry air to dry out of the carpet.
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Yes it can you just need to purchase a water filter.
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It came with no manual how does the top come off to empty it?

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My vac did have a manual inside the vac. (I had the same concern when I first received it.) It's about 5x7 and 8 or 10 pages. It does instruct one on how to open the vac, but one must first open the vac to get to the instructions! There are flip levers on each side of the top of the vac. Pull up on these levers until they release. It fits tightly, so it takes a little effort. The top then raises off Read More
My vac did have a manual inside the vac. (I had the same concern when I first received it.) It's about 5x7 and 8 or 10 pages. It does instruct one on how to open the vac, but one must first open the vac to get to the instructions! There are flip levers on each side of the top of the vac. Pull up on these levers until they release. It fits tightly, so it takes a little effort. The top then raises off easily. FYI: To remove the filter - press the center rubber piece ("button") that protrudes from the filter. It will pop off pretty easily. (Good design.) Vac works best if one knocks the dust from the filter frequently. Do not use the filter with liquids. Read Less
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There are two very hard to use clips on the sides.
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This vacuum has 2 levers, 1 on each side, that pop up to release the top. I use a small pry bar because mine are a little tight.
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Simply life up the 2 latches on the sides.
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There are 2 clips. One on each sided of the top. Lift the bottom of the black clip out and up on each side and the top will be released from the bottom . Reverse to attach top after you empty.
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Pretty simple. There is a plastic handle on each side....lift up from underneath to release...then lift off top to empty. Snap down handles into place to secure it. Good luck.
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Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 693 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good vac Bought this because I was tired of lugging my huge 16 gallon shop vac through the house for DIY projects. Very convenient to carry/drag throughout the house. Doesn't feel like it wants to tip over like a larger vac sometimes does when dragging over rough surfaces. The suction is not quite as powerful as my larger Craftsman, but is still very powerful and so far has never left me feeling like a need more. I really like the hoses not coming undone as happens all the time with my old Craftsman. Doesn't come with very many attachments, but more are available. Noise is average for a shop vac. Compact, lightweight, powerful, well-made; highly recommended. September 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wet vac The shop vac is very easy to maneuver and has great suction power. Very light weight too. I love it! October 11, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by After less than ten uses it died Last week I purchased more bags and would have told you it is great. This week it died. The thermal motor protection device was defective, I assume everyone's will do this... October 21, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by parts missing I like the tool. It works great. However, I think that it must have been a return. The owners manuel was not in the box and one of the attachments was missing. I haven't yet returned it but I am planning on doing so. I am buy it again but will open the box to ensure that all pieces are there. October 15, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Could be much better 5 months ago I purchased the RIDGID 4 Gallon 5.0 peak HP shop vac after reading all the positive reviews. I buy tons of great products from H. Depot but this is NOT one of them. Here's Why: *The kit hose is extremely stiff cheap plastic which makes the vacuum unwieldy. *The stiff hose protrudes straight out the side making the storage footprint much larger. (Unless you disassemble the main hose every time when not in use...) *The included wand attachments are also cheap & clunky which makes getting a good air seal between surface and wand a frustrating experience. --- I admit there are a few positive aspects worth mentioning: *Price is great compared to competition. *Actual suction force can be very good (but inconsistent). --- It's rare that I buy a product that frustrates me EVERY time I use it. The RIDGID vacuum consistently succeeds. Since I don't want to disassemble the vacuum after every use...It's difficult to find a convenient "spot" for it to live. The RIDGID gets kicked & shuffled around the garage on a daily basis. I plan to replace this shop vac very soon. October 10, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Don't buy rigid Motor burned out after about a year of light use. Could not return. October 17, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great Portable Wet/Dry Vac It's a great vac with lots of suction. It's small enough to carry around from job to job. The height of this vac is listed wrong. It is listed as 14.5" but is actually more like 16" without the extension tube stored which would make it even taller. Rigid Web site lists it as 16.75" You can use any of the 2.5 inch hoses and attachments. The hose that is sent has a built in reducer on the end. The hose that comes with it, is a bit stiff as some of the other reviews have said. There is a place to store all of the attachments, power cord, and even the hose. The pictures never show the hose stored. Maybe because it's not the greatest storage of the hose. According to the instructions, you wrap the hose in a loop twice and connect the two ends together then wrap in the same location as the electric cord. The problem is that the hose is made so cheap that it will collapse and kink if it's rolled that tight. So I do almost the same thing but just don't connect the two ends so that the loop is not as tight as to start kinking. May 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Shop vacuum Best shop vac I have ever used. Great product very powerful and a nice size to move around October 4, 2016
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