Bag seams came apart and Rigid customer service was useless
Upgraded my old 15 year old Rigid vac to a new model specifically because I like the idea of using these bags for fine dust.
Used my brand new vac with a new bag to clean up sheet rock dust in a renovated family room. When I opened the vac to throw out the bag I noticed it had come open at the end seam making a mess of my nice new vac. Tried again with a new bag and the same thing happened.
Called Rigid and they said there was likely a manufacturing fault with the bags and to email them photos and serial number. After several emails and another phone call still no response or replacement bag.
Love the vac, hate the bags and terrible customer service.
Response from RIDGIDFeb 9, 2021
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Oct 7, 2020
Works in WET conditions too. I have long used bags in my shop vacuum. Not always, when I'm vacuu...
Works in WET conditions too. I have long used bags in my shop vacuum. Not always, when I'm vacuuming large debris,, I feel that a bag isn't necessary. I've never seen bags that were both wet and dry. I've tried to show the bag up close to let you see that it is NOT made of paper like traditional bags.
WARNING: Don't leave this bag in your vacuum after using it during wet conditions. If you do, it will STINK!!
RIDGID PREMIUM SIZE A WET OR DRY DUST AND DEBRIS BAGS FOR SELECT 12 GAL. TO 16 GAL. WET/DRY SHOP ...
RIDGID PREMIUM SIZE A WET OR DRY DUST AND DEBRIS BAGS FOR SELECT 12 GAL. TO 16 GAL. WET/DRY SHOP VACUUMS.
Dust and debris bags are a must in the construction industry. Not only do they contain dirt and mess they will extend they life of your main filter. I primarily use the bags for dry only but I can see that if the time comes that I need wet debris containment this will do the job.
These bags are incredible. They catch everything. I just used them to cleanup after doing some pl...
These bags are incredible. They catch everything. I just used them to cleanup after doing some plaster removal and they caught all the dust and debris and nothing came out of the air return unlike if you just use a general purpose filter without a bag. Next I put it to the test by vacuuming out a sink in my cellar that had a lot of debris and water in it. Incredibly the bag held up amazingly. It had no problems sucking up water and debris and did a great job separating the two without becoming ruined. I highly recommend them. I installed them on my Ridgid 16 gallon shop vacuum in seconds.
RIDGID Premium Size A Wet or Dry Dust and Debris Bags wet/dry I use these bags when I need to cap...
RIDGID Premium Size A Wet or Dry Dust and Debris Bags wet/dry
I use these bags when I need to capture most if not all of the fine particles of dust in our shop We do a lot of fine detail finishing. We rough vacuum first and then go over it again with this bag in the shop vac. You would be surprised at what you collect. Makes for a superior finish. I also use the bags inside my home for spring cleaning. The shop vac and the bag just do a better job than a regular vac. We rebuilt small jet ski engines where the standard of dust control has to be way up there. These bags are the only way to go. I found that the bags work best in wet conditions when the water is mixed with other debris. I do not use the bags for cleaning up just water.
In my defence it has been three years since we purchaesd our wet/dry vac, and three years since w...
In my defence it has been three years since we purchaesd our wet/dry vac, and three years since we needed to use it. I remembered it being bigger. six to eight times bigger.. The bags are too big for me but IwI will speak to what I know. The "RIDGID Premium Size A Wet or Dry Dust and Debris Bags for Select 12 Gal. to 16 Gal. Wet/Dry Shop Vacuums (2-Pack), White" are thick and sturdy. They are about 2ft by 3ft in my estimation, (which I know is not saying much.) There are two in a box, and if you do not wan't to store the bulky awkward box just pull out the bags, the instructions are printed on the bags as well as the box.
I got these because I have a lot of allergies and when using a wet/dry vacuum the dust that they ...
I got these because I have a lot of allergies and when using a wet/dry vacuum the dust that they produce really gets me going. I was quite surprised when I opened the box to see how thick the bags were. They were almost like some kind of fine cloth bag, not the cheap ones you can get.I used one bag to vacuum my entire pole barn of all the summer dust and debris without one sniffle. A very ingenious addition to these bags is the tape seal used to keep everything inside when done using it,, peel and stick. These bags can be used in wet and dry but I only have used them to vacuum up dry materials. I am sure with the quality of these bags wet would not be an issue.
This wet or dry dust and debris bag kit came with 2 bags and fit my Rigid 14 gallon WD14800 witho...
This wet or dry dust and debris bag kit came with 2 bags and fit my Rigid 14 gallon WD14800 without a problem. The bags are made of a thick fabric that is very soft to the touch and seems very durable. Install was a breeze with a cardboard collar piece that fits over the 2 ribs of the vac tube and seals well. One of the perks of these bags is that it can be used for either wet or dry applications, which is rare. The bag even comes with an adhesive seal to easily close up the bag when full for disposal. Dry vac work is good, with the bag easily keeping in all of the debris. Wet vac work can be an issue though, since the liquid from wet debris is supposed to pass through the bag over time and the bag can end up sitting in wetness at the bottom of the wet/dry vac housing. Depending on what you're vacuuming up, this can result in an odor which isn't too pleasant. Admittedly in the desert though, the bag dried out rather quickly. I also try to avoid my filter from getting anywhere near wetness which can lead to deterioration. Although the wet debris will go straight into this bag and not interface directly with the filter, there is a possibility of the liquid collecting in the bottom of the wet/dry vac housing and sloshing around into your filter. I would say for small wet cleanup applications, this bag would work OK but for bigger jobs I would just remove the filter and bag altogether and use the vacuum in its wet vac configuration.
This is a 2 pack of bags. I have a 14 gallon Rigid shop vac and they fit inside without issue. I ...
This is a 2 pack of bags. I have a 14 gallon Rigid shop vac and they fit inside without issue. I did have an installation concern for my Rigid NXT; the instructions show going over the rib of the inlet ring, however, my NXT doesn't have a complete tube. It has a 90 degree scoop to direct debris away from the center mount filter. I did a test fit and the gasket on the bag griped the scoop perfectly.
In fact, pulling the bag off took some effort so I am confident it will stay on even when the Rigid dust bag begins to fill up.
The bag construction is impressive; not paper like other type. It is some type synthetic material. I believe as Ridgid claims; that it will work for wet clean-up but I would toss the bag afterwards.
My application is for dust clean-up; saw dust and sheetrock. Both of these "load up" my typical pleat cartridge. I hope the bag will be a longer lasting solution where I can have more runtime between filter cleanings/changes. I also like the flap seal to seal the bag when removing to throw away eliminating the dirt and dust an escape route.
In test so far I have been very impressed. With the bag installed there is no measurable loss of suction power. It will take a while to fill the bag but I will definitely get these again!
I bought these because my shop vac gets very stinky inside, and emptying the chamber is a big dus...
I bought these because my shop vac gets very stinky inside, and emptying the chamber is a big dusty mess. I like that this is made from thick material that you can use on wet or dry messes. It fits on the intake tube with a rubberized feature similar to my kirby vacuum bags. I am so disappointed that it did not fit my model of Ridgid. Mine does not have an extended intake tube that is needed to attach the vacuum bags. I would highly recommend these, though, to people who have the proper model of shop vac because it alleviates a lot of mess involved with emptying them.