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16 Gallon 6.5 Peak HP NXT Wet/Dry Shop Vacuum with Cart, Fine Dust Filter, Locking Hose and Accessories

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  • Pro shop vac accessories & rear-wheel cart for tough messes
  • Built with RIDGID’s most powerful motor & largest capacity drum
  • Features the RIDGID lifetime warranty
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Product Details

Part of the most powerful line of wet dry vacs RIDGID has ever made, the RIDGID 16 Gal. 6.5 Peak Horsepower NXT Wet/Dry Shop Vacuum was built with RIDGID's most powerful horsepower motor, engineered for the pros with the toughest cleanups. This model includes a cart with large rear wheels, the fine dust filter (VF5000) to capture fine powders and debris and accessories to equip the pro for any job - 2 extension wands, a utility nozzle, car nozzle, wet nozzle, crevice tool and a muffler/diffuser. The drum offers maximum capacity at 16 gal. and the 2-piece drum construction provides lasting durability. Storage is readily available with hooks to store the hose and caster feet that fit both 1-7/8 in. and 2-1/2 in. accessories. The 2-1/2 in. locking shop vac accessories lock onto a wand or hose for uninterrupted cleaning. Use the utility nozzle for larger areas, the car nozzle for detailed cleaning and the crevice tool for tight spaces. For wet applications, attach the wet nozzle, for quieter operation, use the muffler/diffuser accessory and for extended reach, use the 2 extension wands. Large power switch, bottom drum handles and built-in drain upgrades the vac. The Qwik Lock Filter makes installing or removing your filter quick, easy, and secure. Pro Tip: Add a replacement RIDGID shop vac filter (sold separately) to a RIDGID shop vac to maintain the power of the vac and extend vacuum life and a dust collection bag (sold separately) to help with quick cleanup and disposal.
  • Includes RIDGID 16 Gallon 6.5 Peak Horsepower NXT Wet/Dry Shop Vacuum with Cart – the vac that was built for the jobsite and to handle difficult cleanups
  • Shop vac locking attachments include wet nozzle, utility nozzle, muffler/diffuser, car nozzle, crevice tool and 2 locking extension wands
  • Filtration includes the fine dust filter (VF5000) for fine dust particles such as dust mites, mold, and cold ash and the Qwik Lock filter snaps on or off the wet/dry shop vac for easy cleaning
  • Drum keying ensures the motor cover is correctly oriented to create optimal airflow
  • 2-piece heavy-duty drum construction offers the toughest RIDGID durability and powerful performance of this vac increases pickup power
  • Ergonomic front-to-back top carry handle, attached cart handle, and large rear wheels allows for a better grip when maneuvering around the jobsite and over tough terrain
  • 2-1/2 in. x 7 ft. Tug-A-Long, Locking Dual-Flex hose has 180-degree flexibility on both ends, won’t crimp or collapse and locks into place so it won’t pull loose during use
  • 2-1/2 in. diameter accessory size is optimal size to resist clogging and makes cleaning large messes quick and easy and the locking accessories create a secure attachment for uninterrupted cleanup
  • Extension wands connect to extend length, utility nozzle cleans large surface areas, the muffler/diffuser helps reduce noise of the vac and the car nozzle and crevice are ideal for smaller areas
  • Onboard accessory storage on caster feet (fits both 1-7/8 in. and 2-1/2 in. accessories) keeps attachments secured, hose storage keeps hose neat, and top handle doubles as a cord wrap for stowing long 20 ft. power cord
  • Wet nozzle and built-in drain provide ideal cleaning solution for wet pickup while the blower port offers versatility for blowing leaves, grass clippings, and more
  • 4 swivel casters on bottom of vac provide 360-degree rotation for easy movement from room-to-room or jobsite-to-jobsite and the large power switch allows for easy on/off activation
  • RIDGID offers a wide range of replacement filtration options (VF4000, VF5000, VF6000 and VF7000; sold separately) that capture a variety of dirt and debris – replace shop vac filters often to optimize vacuum performance
  • Pair the RIDGID 16 Gallon NXT wet/dry vac with a dust collection bag (VF3502 Size A; sold separately) for quick and easy disposal and to keep the drum clean
  • 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
  • Full lifetime warranty against material defects and workmanship
  • Note: Product may vary by store
  • Note: Product May Vary by Store
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Questions & Answers

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Q:How many amps does it draw
by|Nov 17, 2022
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A:  Hello Jhome, Thank you for your inquiry about our products. The HD18000 motor is rated at 12 amps. If you have additional questions you may call our Customer Service at 1-800-474-3443 from Monday to Friday between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Central Time or send us an email at info@ridgidvacs.com and we'll be glad to assist you. Thanks, RIDGID

by|Nov 24, 2022
    1 found this answer helpful
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    Q:Can I use the rigid shop vac to vacuum trash out of the bottom of the swimming pool
    by|Oct 1, 2022
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    A:  Yes, I have used it for removing trash from ponds and it performed very well.

    by|Oct 10, 2022
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      A:  Hello Jim2310, Thanks for your inquiry about our product. Yes, the vac can be used for that job. In general, our RIDGID wet/dry vacs can be used for anything that is non-toxic or non-hazardous materials. If you have questions or concerns, you may call our Customer Service at 1-800-474-3443 from Monday to Friday between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Central Time and we'll be glad to assist you. Thanks, RIDGID

      by|Oct 10, 2022
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        Q:How many watts does this vacuum needs ?
        by|Sep 20, 2022
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        A:  Hello Roberto, Thanks for asking about our product. The running watts for HD1800 16 Gallon 6.5-Peak HP NXT Wet/Dry Shop Vacuum is 1440 watts. The starting watts is 2 or 3 times the required running watts of the motor. If you need further assistance, please call our Customer Service at 1-800-474-3443 from Monday to Friday between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Central Time or send us an email at info@ridgidvacs.com. Thanks, RIDGID

        by|Oct 10, 2022
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          A:  Two JJ and TJ Watt the can tackle anything 

          by|Oct 10, 2022
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            A:  Regular plug with ground.

            by|Oct 10, 2022
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              Q:Is a garden hose adapter available for the bottom drain port
              by|Sep 19, 2022
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              A:  Hello Howard, Thanks for your inquiry about our product. We have VT2519 hose to drain adapter that you can order on this website. It allows you to connect a garden hose to the drain port of your RIDGID wet/dry vacuum. Here is the link - https://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-Hose-to-Drain-Adapter-Vacuum-Part-for-Most-Wet-Dry-Shop-Vacuums-VT2519/202441732 If you have questions or concerns, you may call our Customer Service at 1-800-474-3443 from Monday to Friday between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Central Time and we'll be glad to assist you. Thanks, RIDGID

              by|Oct 10, 2022
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                A:  Yes

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                  Customer Reviews

                  4.6 out of 5
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                  • 4.6
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                  Poor Rear Wheel Ground clearance
                  I bought the Ridgid HD18000 Shop-Vac with cart to use exclusively as a wet-vac to clean my fish pond. The large rear wheels have very poor ground clearance for my backyard. I fixed this by cutting off one inch off the bottom of the two axel supports. This does not seem to affect axel integrity. Poor axel support - cheap thermoplastic instead of engineering plastic (even on the "stainless-steel" model). Not sure how long this will hold up wheeling the weight of the water outside in my yard.
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                  Response from RIDGIDAug 26, 2022
                  Hello SteveG,

                  Thanks for writing a review and we’re sorry to know your disappointment about the product. While most customers are satisfied with the design and quality of this vac, you may return the vac to Home Depot store within 90 days of purchase.
                  The Large rear wheels and casters provide great mobility over carpeted floors, thresholds and rough floors at jobsites. We have a number of years with our vacuums and these have proven to be durable and last a long time. Having said that, we appreciate you feedback on the product.
                  If you have questions or concerns, you may call us at 1-800-474-3443 from Monday to Friday between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Central Time or send us an email at info@ridgidvacs.com and we'll be glad to assist you.

                  Thanks,
                  RIDGID Ridgid
                    • Recommended
                    Poor suction.
                    Bought this and the additional hose kit. It's the worst purchase I've ever made. It barely picks small pieces of debris up and it has trouble picking up drywall dust. I have the hepa filter installed and its clean. It took me almost 10 minutes to clean up some small construction debris and drywall from a 4x4 electrical closet. Never again...
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                    Response from RIDGIDMay 31, 2022
                    Hello Chris, Thanks for writing a review and we're sorry to have learned about your disappointment. We're interested to know more about this issue including the hose kit you purchased and whether you connect it to your existing hose. You may call our Customer Service at 1-800-474-3443 from Monday to Friday between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Central Time and we'll be glad to assist you. If you're unhappy with your purchase, you also have the option to return the product to Home Depot in accordance with their return policy. Thanks, RIDGID Ridgid
                      1 found this review helpful
                      The lifetime warranty
                      I'm not even sure how old mine was. But, if I had to guess, I think it's at least 15 years. I've used it for many tasks including cleaning up ash from the BBQ (a very fine powder that could easily mess with the motor if the filter failed) and sucking out the contents of my pool filter so I could remove the cartridges. (I'd estimate about 20 gallons of filthy water, sand and other small particulates) A few weeks ago, I contacted warranty support because the power switch (a red toggle on the old ones, not the rocker style like the new ones) had broken off in the "on" position. It broke flush with the housing, so there was no way to turn the unit off, excepting to unplug it. After complying with their pre-requisites of taking pictures and explaining the problem, they replaced the entire funky old unit with brand spanking new one just like is advertised here. Thank you, Ridgid, for living up to expectations regarding the warranty coverage.
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                        5 found this review helpful
                        Warranty on this Vacuum sucks like the vacume.
                        Bought this product from Home depot it is suppose to come with a life time warranty. used it 5 times in last six months. about 4 hours of use.. Last time using the vacuumed it stopped working would not turn on. went to warranty site followed directions sent pictures in of all different parts of the vacuumed. including blower . I received a response back today stating they see plastic in the blower motor and their decision is that it was damaged because the filter was not on properly. , I see no debris in the blower motor just black film from it burning up. That's a great warranty say you have it ! then deny all claims
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                        Response from RIDGIDMar 23, 2021
                        Hello Sdickey,

                        Thanks for the time to write a review and we're very sorry to learn your disappointment. The lifetime warranty of our RIDGID wet/dry vacs covers defects in workmanship and material. Failures due to misuse, abuse and normal wear and tear are not covered by this warranty. Dirt and debris being picked up by the vac should be captured by the filter. In addition, debris in the blower wheel occurs when the vac is used to pick up dry material with a missing, damaged, or incorrectly positioned filter, in violation of both the “Safety” and “Operation” sections of the owner’s manual provided with your vac. You may also want to review the coverage of the warranty here: https://www.ridgid.com/us/en/wet-dry-vac-warranty. If you have any questions or concerns, please call our Customer Service at 1-800-474-3443 from Monday to Friday between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Central Time or send us an email at info@ridgidvacs.com and we'll be glad to assist you.

                        Thanks,
                        RIDGID Wet/Dry Vac Customer Support Ridgid
                          6 found this review helpful
                          Does everything I needed it for. Lightweight, easy to assemble, nice long cord. The muffler seems...
                          Does everything I needed it for. Lightweight, easy to assemble, nice long cord. The muffler seems to be just an extra piece of plastic and foam. I really do like this product. My only issue; the attachments will not stay in there respected spots. Especially the long hose extensions. When you move the base they just fall off.
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                          2 found this review helpful
                          Not a wet vacuum
                          Purchased this vac to clean up water, but to my surprise, it says in the operation manual that it can only pick us a little water. My old sears vac (16 gal) would pick up about 10 gal of water before shutting off. Taking it back today.
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                          Response from RIDGIDDec 4, 2020
                          Dear jedkayak,

                          Thank you for the time to write us a review. The manual actually discusses that you may leave the paper filter on if you are picking up small amounts of liquids. While you need to take out the filter for larger quantities. Hence, this vac can be used for small and large amounts of liquids. We could give you guidance on how to use the vacuum depending on your needs. You may call our Customer Service at 1-800-474-3443 from Monday to Friday between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Central Time or send us an email at info@ridgidvacs.com and we'll be glad to discuss them with you.

                          Thanks,
                          RIDGID Wet/Dry Vac Customer Support Ridgid
                            7 found this review helpful
                            Junk
                            This is the second one I’ve owned they have a “lifetime” warranty but you have to jump through too many hoops Home Depot didn’t care that this was the second one in 14 months to die so I left it on their door step
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                            Response from RIDGIDAug 27, 2020
                            Hello Octoadam, Thanks for writing a review and we're sorry to have learned your disappointment. It's true that this vac has a full lifetime warranty against defects in workmanship and material. Moreover, the vac is returnable to Home Depot within 90 days of purchase. For any issues after 90 days, you may call our Customer Service at 1-800-474-3443 from Monday to Friday between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Central Time and we'll be glad to assist you. Or, you could submit a warranty claim online at www.ridgid.com using this link: https://www.ridgid.com/us/en/wet-dry-vac-warranty. Thanks, RIDGID Ridgid
                              17 found this review helpful
                              Awesome when paired to the Dustopper
                              Super powerfull shop vac! Great quality. If you get this or have it yoy need to pair it with the Dustopper! You’ll never have to buy amother filter. You can make your own mounting solution with some PVC and a scrap piece of plywood. I also paired this with the Ridgid water pump accessory
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                                12 found this review helpful
                                This is replacing a 15 year old Ridgid shop vac that is actually still running strong. I'm using ...
                                This is replacing a 15 year old Ridgid shop vac that is actually still running strong. I'm using the old one for something else. After about 6 months of almost daily use, I found a few things I liked, and many I did not. What I like: - The large power switch is easy to use with gloved hands, easy to access. It sticks up in the 'on' position and almost acts like a kill switch, making it super easy to turn off quickly. - Lots of suction. The ultimate static vacuum is about 1.82 psi which is about 13% more than my older one (old one measured 1.61 psi). That's about 50 inches of water lift. Or put another way, it can pick up a 6 pound bar of steel. - Good air flow. This means it will actually pick up stuff. I didn't have a way to measure actual CFM, but I will say this: I have to be careful where I aim the nozzle because it will GRAB stuff that I don't want to pick up. I actually had to drill some vent holes in the carpet attachment so it wouldn't constantly lift the floor mats in my car. - Long cord. Most of the time I don't have to grab an extension cord. Yay! - Hose wrap holder thing. It's nice that there's a place to put the hose, instead of just laying it down on the floor. It's well placed, and makes stowing the hose simple and quick. What I don't like: - It's loud. Really loud. And it has a high pitched whine. - The cart handle intersects where the hose wraps, so you can't even use the cart handle if you wrap the hose. Or if you choose to keep the cart handle, it squashes the hose. - The diffuser intersects with the rear tool holder. That means you have to remove the diffuser every time you want to add or remove a tool to the rear holder. - The design of the latch on the new tools makes everything difficult to remove. Previous models used an actual lever with a pivot pin; these new ones are simply molded flexible plastic which feel cheap. The old ones snapped in, these new one 'jam' in for lack of better description, and it can be tough to get them to even lock. - The power cord is supposed to wrap around the handle, but there's not enough handle to do that. Also no quick release, so you have to spend time unwrapping the long cord if you decide to try to use it that way. - No wheel locks. If you have a sloped driveway, which almost every residential place does, it can literally run away from you. - The container has tons of crevices, making it difficult to clean. The old vac was just a simple cylinder. - The cord constantly gets caught in the rear wheel / axle. Some other observations: - The fixed rear wheel design means that you can't roll it 360 degrees, it has to be "aimed" where you want it to go. So you can't easily tug it around by the hose. - The hose connector at vac body has more restriction than old style, with an 80% smaller area due to connector. - The "noise muffler" is not a muffler. It does zero to decrease noise. It's real purpose is to diffuse the exhaust so you don't have a jet stream blowing things around in your garage. Overall it performs well, but the poorly designed features annoy me every time I use it.
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                                Response from RIDGIDJan 14, 2020
                                Hello LEDengineer, Thanks for your review and we're sorry to learn some areas that disappoint you. If you want to discuss further or you need assistance, you may call our Customer Service at 1-800-474-3443 from Monday to Friday between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Central Time and we'll be more than happy to assist you. Thanks, RIDGID Ridgid
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                                  31 found this review helpful
                                  This vac has awesome power for a portable. I upgraded from my 2hp to this 6.5hp and can now hand...
                                  This vac has awesome power for a portable. I upgraded from my 2hp to this 6.5hp and can now handle all of the dust in my shop.
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