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RIDGID 5-Layer Allergen Pleated Paper Filter for 5.0+ gal. RIDGID Wet Dry Vacs
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5-Layer Allergen Pleated Paper Filter for 5.0+ gal. RIDGID Wet Dry Vacs

  • Fits RIDGID vacuums 5 gallons or larger
  • Captures allergens, pet dander, pollen, and fine powders
  • Patented QwikLock Filter Fastening System for easy filter changes
$29.97 /each

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The RIDGID 5-Layer replacement allergen filter is made from HEPA-rated material and removes 99.97% of all particles 0.3 microns and larger from the air. Allergens cleaned from the air might include particles such as pet dander and pollen. With its patented Qwik Lock feature, the filter simply snaps on or off the vacuum for easy cleaning (Qwik Lock not offered on all RIDGID vacuums). Fits RIDGID 5+ gal. and Husky 6 to 9 gal. vacs.

  • Washable and reusable
  • Captures 99% of all particles 1/2 micron and larger
  • Filter made with HEPA-rated material but does not meet EPA or RRP guidelines for certified HEPA filtration
  • Simple installation
  • Includes 1 filter


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Do I have to remove the filter before vacuum water?

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June 4, 2016
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Yes, yo should switch it out to a wet filter for water.
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How is this filter for pet hair?

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February 7, 2016
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This filter will remove pet hair and dander.
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February 4, 2016
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Thank you for your interest in RIDGID.
The RIDGID 5-Layer replacement allergen filter is made from HEPA-rated material and removes 99.97% of all particles 0.3 microns and larger from the air. Allergens cleaned from the air might include particles such as pet dander (or pet hair) and pollen.
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Will this fit model numberVF5000?

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Thank you for contacting RIDGID® Customer Support.
VF5000 is a part number of another type of filter (3-layer), not a vacuum. However, either VF5000 or VF6000 filter will work with 5 gallon and larger RIDGID® wet/dry vacs.
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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I am using a palm sander to sand paint off of woodwork and will have the WD09350 shop vac hose to collect the output. Will this work well?

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Can the filter be cleaned once it becomes loaded up? Does putting water in the bottom of the vac help?
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Thank you for your interest in RIDGID!
If you are doing a lead paint renovation project this is not recommended. There is a different model of HEPA vacuum needed for that kind of job.
For the other question, yes the VF6000 filter can be cleaned and wash.
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Thank you for your interest in RIDGID!
If you are doing a lead paint renovation project this is not recommended. There is a different model of HEPA vacuum needed for that kind of job.
For the other question, yes the VF6000 filter can be cleaned and wash.
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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I would recommend that you purchase paper filter bags for your shop vac (they are available in the same area where you buy the filters and are available in different sizes to fit your size of shop vac). I use them to protect the filter from most of the dust and debris from wood working and sanding dry wall etc. All of the debris are collected inside the bag and the filter stays cleaner. The bag, when Read More
I would recommend that you purchase paper filter bags for your shop vac (they are available in the same area where you buy the filters and are available in different sizes to fit your size of shop vac). I use them to protect the filter from most of the dust and debris from wood working and sanding dry wall etc. All of the debris are collected inside the bag and the filter stays cleaner. The bag, when full, can be easily disposed and the inside of the shop vac and the filter stay cleaner.
In the past I used a stiff brush to remove dust bunnies, sawdust, dry wall dust and debris from the folds of the filter first and then used a leaf blower to blow off the filter (do this outside because it makes a cloud of dust) . This works well and makes the shop vac more efficient with a clean filter. A year ago I started to use the filter bags and they work extremely well.
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Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 55 reviewers.
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Good filter but expensive for a non-tested and certified HEPA filter This HEPA filter is not tested and certified and so it is overpriced for what you get. It helps with fine ash to have its small particle trapping but do not think that this filter in a shop vac will quality for the EPA lead paint regs as it will not. The pleat design does not self clean so periodically i have to empty out the pleats by hand. October 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Much needed for removing ash from the Pellet Stove Always choose the best filter available when cleaning a stove of ash....it will assure you will not leave ash throughout the house after the job is finished....I find this filter to do a very good job and always stock up before the heating season...... Ted October 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by No wood dust Great filter. Need foam filter to protect it from getting a hole punched from wood chip August 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by worth it had not used a filter of this expense before, but used it inside for drywall dust and am very pleased, i can't say how long this would last in a commercial application but for home dyi i'd highly recommend it. May 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good product The filter was easy to install. We used it for a kitchen remodel to clean up concrete dust and drywall dust. Collected a lot of dust before needing to empty it. Made site clean up much easier. January 29, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ridgid filter replacement placed in ridged vacuum to clean pellet stove ashes. the filter keeps the majority of the dust inside the vacuum cleaner. I haven't tries to clean the filter yet, so time will tell if it is worth the extra cost. January 26, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Not Suitable for Fine Drywall Dust or Hazardous Materials Purchased the Ridgid WD1851, the VF6000 HEPA filter, and the Ridgid High-Efficiency Dust Bags. My intended use for the vacuum was drywall sanding, sawdust, and general purpose garage/workshop cleaning. I outfitted it with the VF6000 filter and a dust bag because I figured that this would be a fool proof way of not inhaling drywall compound dust when sanding with a drywall sander attachment. I was WRONG. Upon sanding my first drywall project in a non-ventilated, enclosed basement - I found that fine dust was being ejected by the vacuum at a very high rate. I felt it in my mouth and lungs first and then taking a walk around the room I could see a fine smoke-like dust completely filling the air in the room. Despite Ridgid's advertising the VF6000 filter is not suitable for drywall and DEFINITELY not suitable for hazardous material such as lead, rodent droppings, or mold. I figured using the dust bag would help too, but somehow the drywall dust made it right through/past that. Upon further research and reading the fine print, I found out that the material used on the VF6000 RIDGID filter is HEPA rated; however the filter assembly itself is NOT certified to HEPA standards and is NOT considered a HEPA filter. Nasty game Ridgid is playing with this. My fault for not paying close enough attention. Upon looking at the filter more closely - it appears that the top and bottom of the ribs is not sealed. On a HEPA filter the filter should be completely embedded in rubber. I've heard the Gore Cleanstream filter is a better fit. Aside from the ribs, it is possible that the fine drywall dust escaped from the seal between the filter and the vacuum assembly, as there is no weatherstripping and the rubber itself may be a bit firm to provide a completely airtight seal as you'd require for keeping drywall sanding dust contained. I'm going to give the cleanstream a try to see if that works, but I am not happy at all about the first experience and wish I'd just gone with a more expensive HEPA certified vacuum, rather than taking the budget route. January 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Keeps the dust down Bought this to use with my drywall sander and the combination makes for dust free sanding. Definitely recommend for using with a drywall sander or anything else where you don't want dust January 5, 2016
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