A: No. The cylindrical paper filter easily comes out for vacuuming water. This vac is a very simple machine. I use paper vacuum bags in mine to handle woodworking saw dust only because it makes cleaning up the vacuum quicker when I need to use it for water (the bags don’t come with the vac, but are available where these vacuums are sold).
A: Hello Boop, Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, this model takes VF7000 wet foam filter available at your Home Depot stores or online at store.ridgid.com If you have other questions, you may also 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks, RIDGID
A: Hello Raci, Thank you for your inquiry! This model originally comes with 1 – 7/8” hose. Part number VT1720. If you have other questions or concerns, feel free to 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 email@example.com and we'll be glad to assist you. Thanks, RIDGID Wet/Dry Vac Customer Support
A: I don't have a 2 1/2" hose (or even hose tool) to try it. My 9-gallon wet/dry Rigid vac (purchased at least 10 years ago) came with the 1 7/8" hose, plastic pipe and tools. The 1 7/8" hose fits INSIDE the port rather than OVER the port. I hope this helps.
A: Hello Manny B, Thank you for your inquiry about our products. When picking up small amounts of liquid (2 - 4 inches (5 - 10 cm) of liquid in the bottom of the drum), the filter may be left in place. When picking up larger amounts of liquid (more than 4 inches (10 cm) of liquid in the bottom of the drum) we recommend that the filter be removed or use the wet foam filter VF7000. If the filter is not removed, it will become saturated and misting may appear in the exhaust. When this happens, take the filter out and let it dry before reinstalling. Note that when picking up large volumes of liquids, the liquid in the drum may reach a predetermined level and the float mechanism will rise automatically to cut-off airflow. This occurs to avoid liquids from entering the power head. When this happens, turn off the vac, unplug the power cord, and empty the drum. Before storage, the filter must be dried to avoid possible mildew and damage to the filter. We recommend that you clean the filter and then let the filter air dry overnight. Make sure that after each cleaning, you check the filter for holes or tears. You will need to replace your filter if it has any damage. Please remember to never leave your wet /dry vac running unattended and to always use your wet/dry vac in accordance with the owner’s manual. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you, RIDGID Customer Support
A: No but you must take dry filter out before using it as a wet vacuum. It is an easy process.
A: Hello Leotitan, Thanks for your inquiry about our product. This vac does not come with any gasket between the lid and the drum. The seal will be created around this area during operation. If you have any 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. Thank you, RIDGID Customer Support