Rated 4.5 out of 5Â by 21
Rated 4 out of 5Â 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 5 out of 5Â 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 4 out of 5Â by Mal8426 Nice add-on
Bought this to assist with the final few inches of a pool emptying and it work well enough. The output could not keep up with the input, which required a lot of on/off action on the vacuum. So it could not run unassisted to empty the water. It also appeared to shut off when the vacuum was running even if the tank was not full. For helping clean up a wet basement or other area where there isn't a whole lot of water or an expectation that you can vacuum and have the water pump out while you work, it's a good add-on.
May 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Mike Great idea, but not followed thru to 'better-than-satisfactory-quality.'
1st- because of poor finishing of flash on molded parts (Bib), it leaked more than a little.
2nd- I personally believe the GCFI on plug is not warranted. There should be a power receptacle on the vac to keep troublesome multiple cords from being a hazard in the work area.
Again, a good idea, but needs further development to make it more appealing to more prospective users. Those not familiar with the marriage of pump-to-vacuum were more than impressed with the concept.
I really expected better quality from Ridgid.
October 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â 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