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Model # VT2525

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2-1/2 in. Diffuser Accessory for RIDGID Wet/Dry Shop Vacuums

$16.97
  • Accessory diffuses airstream to reduce blowing dust from exhaust
  • Fits most wet dry vacuums with a blowing port
  • Vacuum suction is not affected with use of the shop vac diffuser
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About This Product

The VT2525 RIDGID Diffuser Accessory is ideal for diffusing wet dry vac airstream which eliminates debris and dust from exiting the vacs blower port. This diffuser attachment fits all RIDGID wet dry vacuums with a blower port. Vacuuming suction performance is not reduced with the use of this diffuser.

Highlights

  • Reduces blow back from wet/dry vacuum
  • Connects to the blower port for easy installation
  • Fits all RIDGID vacuum with a blower port
  • Works with 4 Gal. to 20 Gal. wet/dry vacuums
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Product Information

Internet # 100037235

Model # VT2525

Store SKU # 335112

Store SO SKU #1000707333

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Specifications

Details

Appliance Category

Appliance Parts

Brand Compatibility

RIDGID

Brand/Model Compatibility

RIDGID Wet/Dry Shop Vacuums

Included Accessories

No additional accessories included

Model Compatibility

Fits Most RIDGID Wet/Dry Shop Vacuums with Blower Port

Number of Pieces

1

Pack Size

1

Returnable

30-Day

Tools Product Type

Vacuum

Wet/Dry Attachment & Accessory Type

Vacuum Adapter

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty

No Warranty

Questions & Answers

206Questions
caret
Q:DOES THIS WORK WITH A WD40701
by|Jul 11, 2024
1 Answer
Answer This Question

A:  Hello Dean, Thank you for reaching out to us regarding our product. We can confirm that it will indeed fit the WD40701 by simply removing the adapter with the red locking clip. If you have further questions or concerns, you may call Customer Service at 1-800-474-3443 from Monday to Friday between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Central Time or email us at info@ridgidvacs.com Thank you, RIDGID Customer Support

by|Jul 12, 2024
    caret
    Q:Does this work with the WD4522? It doesn't seem long enough with the recessed exhaust port.
    by|Jul 5, 2024
    1 Answer
    Answer This Question

    A:  Hello Alan, Thank you for your inquiry about our products. The diffuser VT2525 will not flush all the way with vacuum model WD4522 since it will edge of the vacuum and it will not properly align for the blower port as well. That is why we advise customer to keep the compartment side where the blower port is located closed, because the cover will act as the diffuser for the blower port. If you have further questions or concerns, you may call Customer Service at 1-800-474-3443 from Monday to Friday between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Central Time or email us at info@ridgidvacs.com Thank you, RIDGID Customer Support

    by|Jul 8, 2024
      caret
      Q:What is a defused do on my RIDGID vacuum?
      by|Jul 4, 2024
      1 Answer
      Answer This Question

      A:  Hello Steve, Thank you for your inquiry about our products. The Diffuser is designed to disperse the airflow of the air coming out of the exhaust. Because of the way the product is designed, there is also a small reduction in noise level and it also can improve the pitch of the exhaust noise on most vacs. Regrettably, we don’t publish specific percentages since sound reduction could differ based on a number of factors such as usage environment and accessory fitment. If you are using the vacuum for a long period of time and or in a small room, we still do recommend to use ear protection. If you have further questions or concerns, you may call Customer Service at 1-800-474-3443 from Monday to Friday between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Central Time or email us at info@ridgidvacs.com Thank you, RIDGID Customer Support

      by|Jul 8, 2024
        caret
        Q:I have an HD16000 shop vac Rigid. I need an extension hose 20 feet. Which hose will connect to my existing hose that came with it  ?  Do I need an adapter? 
        by|Jul 3, 2024
        1 Answer
        Answer This Question

        A:  Hello Craig, Thank you for your inquiry and we appreciate your interest in our products. Yes, you can extend the reach of your vacuum hose by purchasing additional hose . We offer the 20 ft hose (LA2522) that can be connected to the original hose that came with your vacuum. To connect the 2 hoses together, you will need a hose-to-hose adapter that is included in our VT1755 3-piece adapter kit. It's important to note that the hose connection is not longer than 27 ft as it may affect the suction power of the vacuum. These hoses and adapters are available at your local Home Depot stores. If you have further questions or concerns, you may call Customer Service at 1-800-474-3443 from Monday to Friday between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Central Time or email us at info@ridgidvacs.com Thank you, RIDGID Customer Support

        by|Jul 3, 2024
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          Customer Reviews

          3.9 out of 5

          • 3.9 out of 1,350 reviews
          • 68% recommend this product
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          Not suitable for sound attenuation
          I just purchased it and will be returning it to the store. This product has minimal to no impact on reducing the noise level. Noise level exceeding 80 dBA is damaging to hearing. The Rigid vacuum 16/60 without attachments exceeds 85dBA.
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          Response from Emerson Tool CompanyAug 16, 2023
          Hello AJ123, Thank you for the feedback. The VT2525 diffuser is designed to disperse the airflow of the air coming out of the exhaust. Because of the way the product is designed, there is also a small reduction in noise level and it also can improve the pitch of the exhaust noise on most vacs. 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
            False labeling
            The store shelf says "muffler", the label on packaging says "noise muffler". This e-mail describes it as a "diffuser" . It does diffuse the exhaust so your shop vac doesn't blow things around behind you. It does absolutely nothing to reduce noise which is what a "muffler" is supposed to do. I use my vac on woodworking power tools so it runs constantly and adds to the noise of the tools. It works great as a "diffuser" but it does not serve the purpose it's advertised to do. I still have a loud shop vac.
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            Response from RIDGIDApr 10, 2023
            Hello RIDGID MAN, Thank you for the feedback and we're sorry to have learned about your disappointment. The VT2525 muffler/diffuser is designed to disperse the airflow of the air coming out of the exhaust. Because of the way the product is designed, there is also a small reduction in noise level and it also can improve the pitch of the exhaust noise on most vacs. 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 Ridgid
            • Verified Purchase
            4 found this review helpful
            Wanted something to make a little less noise I work in occupied houses so this thing helped
            Quiet down the noise maker
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            • Verified Purchase
            • Recommended
            Poor engineering
            Home Depot ought to refund every customer who purchased this, along with any Rigid Wet/Dry vac due to the terrible engineering and design of the exhaust outlet. Absolutely unacceptable.
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            Response from RIDGIDOct 18, 2022
            Hello Clark, Thanks for writing a review and we're sorry to have learned about your disappointment. We're interested to know more about this issue. 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. Note that if you're unhappy with your purchase, you may return the product to Home Depot in accordance with their return policy. Thanks, RIDGID Ridgid
              1 found this review helpful
              100% worth buying
              This does a great job at toning down the raw air sound.
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              • Verified Purchase
              • Recommended
              2 found this review helpful
              Poor Manufacturing Quality
              Tried to decide if this RIDGID Diffuser/Muffler that looks like a piece of plastic tubing with some foam stuffed in it was worth paying $13.67 + tax. The product description says "DURABLE BUILD Made from rugged plastic and dense foam. High Impact Material-Made with durable materials that resist dents or damage from everyday use." So I thought maybe it's worth it, so I bought it. Took the shrink wrap off and was disappointed to see a couple of holes or breaks in the plastic that look like defects in manufacturing. I don't know if this will affect the performance of the diffuser, but I wonder if the plastic will break even more down the line as I start to use it and air is forced through it on a constant basis. This shouldn't have passed quality control. Judging from what I got, it doesn't look like it's of durable build, rugged plastic, or able to resist dents/damage. I went back to HD to look at other RIDGID diffusers in stock to see if they had the same holes. None had the holes that mine has. I would return to HD for an exchange, but I lost the receipt.
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                3 found this review helpful
                It works
                This reduces the sound of the exhaust air and diffuses it so it doesn’t blow things around behind the vac. To set your expectations, connect the vac hose to the exhaust with no attachment. You should notice a significant decrease in flow noise. This is about what the diffuser will do for sound muffling. It can’t do anything for the motor noise. I have the 4 gallon vac and I don’t have a problem with accessory storage. I put the tubes on the opposite side of the caddy with the utility nozzle on one, the crevice tool in the next slot, and the dust brush under the diffuser.
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                  • Recommended
                  10 found this review helpful
                  Poor Design
                  As another reviewer mentioned, whoever designed the shop vacuum with the pipe caddy where it is, made it so you cannot attach the muffler at utilize the caddy at the same time. Shocked that this oversight made it past the assembly line. I own a construction co. and have tried all other vacs but Rigid is my preferred vac. The muffler is a must for me, so this is no small problem. Just bought my third Rigid vac with the previous vacs lasting over 10 yrs. I guess I’m stuck now trying to modify the vac by relocating the caddie. I’m also disappointed with Rigids response to the previous review about this issue. Instead of stating the obvious that the muffler and caddie were poorly designed, they just brush it off as “well... other reviewers are happy with it”
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                  Response from RIDGIDMay 10, 2021
                  Hello AcousticPro,

                  Thank you for your time in writing us a review and we're terribly sorry to hear about this. May we know what vacuum model you are using this particular accessory with? 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 with this information so we may know how can we be of help to your concern.

                  Thanks,
                  RIDGID Wet/Dry Vac Customer Support Ridgid
                    10 found this review helpful
                    Attachments are not universal with Rigid
                    I have a model WD-4070 and need a carpet attachment with rolling wheels but the one you sell is not compatible with my model. How can this be? Your accessories need to be universal.
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                    Response from RIDGID Wet/Dry Vac Customer SupportMay 5, 2021
                    Hello RIDGID Customer, Thanks for writing a review. We have the Carpet and Hard Floor Nozzle Accessory (VT2530). However, you will need to have an adapter to make it work with your WD4070 and that is included on the 3-piece adapter set (VT1755). You may get this through Home Depot stores or online. If you need guidane on how to connect these, you may contact 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
                      Blocks Caddie Access
                      Incredibly poor design and product management oversight to miss this. You can’t remove center mounted attachments in the rear caddie when the optional diffuser (Ridgid model VT2525) is attached on the exhaust port. No one at Ridgid thoroughly tested the redesigned product, they left that to the customers.
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                      Response from RIDGIDFeb 15, 2021
                      Hello Dutch, Thank you for your time in writing a review and we are sorry to learn about your disappointment with the product. Most customers are satisfied with our vacuum accessories and design of the vacuum, but we understand your feedback and suggestions and we are always looking for ways to improve our products, and a customer feedback is by far our most valuable source of improvement ideas. If you're unhappy with your purchase, you may return this to Home Depot store within 180-days upon purchase. For any other 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
                        7 found this review helpful
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