Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 31
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Topflitedude Adequate handy pump
This pump is very good for quick liquid removal from a wet/dry vacuum. Reason for purchase, I found about a inch plus of water in the basement after an unusual heavy rain storm. I must have removed close to 50 gallons of water out of my basement. The pump attached to the wet vac removed the water in a couple of hours or less. Heck, I spent more time looking for the pump running to different Home Depot stores in Gaithersburg and Germantown. In any case, apparently the pumps start flying off the shelves after rain storms in our area. A good thing I called the Germantown store and they held one of the last (2) they had in stock for me.
The only complaint, which is mainly my fault is that, after using it there was sandy-like silt in the water. It quickly clogged the light duty filter. Be careful you don't have sandy like debris in the water. I might been better of with out the filter, but then it probably would have caused damage to the impeller. So on second thought, I'm glad I didn't. In any case, it's worthy of 5 stars if not for the light duty filter.
August 28, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Kevdog74 Cheap plastic impeller broke..no parts available...
Don't buy this pump it's junk. Home Depot(Ridgid VP2000 Pump), Vacmaster(PE401 pump), Workshop(MP2000 Multifit pump) and Sears(Crafstman Pumpout) are all identical but come in different color and made by the same manufacturer (Unknown). Problem is the cheap plastic impeller breaks rendering the pump unusable and no parts available by any of the retailers named above. You get what you pay for.
February 23, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dennis Invaluable
Among other business lines, I do emergency water cleanup. We use vacuum cleaners for much of this task. It is often a problem, emptying vacuum tanks into toilet bowls or slop sinks. Wrestling a water filled vacuum that weighs a hundred pounds is no fun, and can lead to disasters. With this tool, I can pump out with a garden hose.
In addition to emptying my Ridgid vac, I can use the Ridgid vac tank as a transfer pump. It's a little slow, but it is much safer than manhandling machinery.
My only beef, is that I wish it was easier to build adapters to attach this to my other non Ridgid machines.
February 8, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by CTMom With accessory motor, it is 5 stars.
You really need an accessory motor which speeds up the process. With it, this works very well.
July 4, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Manny Great Pump
I purchased this pump to empty a swimming pool. There is always about two inches of water that the pump can not get so I wanted to use my wet and dry vac to get the rest of the water out. I have used the Ridgid vac to suck up water in the past and the vac works great but you have to lift the bucket every time it fills up and that can be tiresome. I was able to bring the pool liner down to complete dryness with the vac and not have to leave the pool or strain a muscle. Every time the vac filled up I turned this pump on and it empty the vac in about a minute and the pump had a lot of power. I recommend this pump and the price is great.
June 23, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by David Cheaper than a back massage!
A t-storm flooded our basement and all I had was a 5 gallon Craftsman vac. After lugging two trips to dump out the tank I said enough of this. I went to the closest Home Depot and bought a 14 gallon model with more power (insert Tim Taylor grunt) and this pump. I'm guessing I moved out about 50 gallons of water with this and saved my back! I figure this cost $40, a back massage cost $60 in my area. This paid for itself in one use!!!
Don't run dry, make sure you turn it on when enough water in your vac (at least to cover the exit drain). Use zip ties to tie the cord and shop vac cord together to make things easier to manage.
June 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ToddA Ridgid pump Acc'y for wet/dry vacs
Great item. Attaches easily to my 16 gallon Ridgid vac. Saves my back when it comes time to empty the water from the tank. Our basement flooded, and thank goodness the pump was here. It emptied the 16 gallons of water from the tank in about 1 minute. All I had to do was place the pump on the tank drain, plug it in, and run the garden hose into the bathtub. This is a necessary tool for any Ridgid vac when water clean up is needed.
December 27, 2007
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Littlemule Excellent Purchase
Product worked very well. Used with a 16 Gallon Ridgid wet/vac and was able to save time and effort in emptying the drum. Only thing negative I experienced is that sometimes it wouldn't pump and I had to mess around with the hose and pump in order to get it to work again. Could have just been my setup and lack of fully reading the manual. That is the only reason I gave it 4 stars out of 5. I absolutely recommend the purchase. It is one of those things that you should just have around in case you need it. It is just that good of an idea and product.
March 31, 2010