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79%of customersrecommend this product45 of 57reviews
Rating Breakdown59 reviews
79%of customersrecommend this product45 of 57reviews
Not only does the muffler greatly reduce the motor noise but it also effectively suppresses/diffuses the exhaust coming out of the vacuum. Previously, if I was vacuuming in an area with lots of dust or loose materials I had to be mindful of where the exhaust port was aimed or I'd make a bigger mess than the one I was trying to clean up. The muffler quiets the machine and keeps the mess going where it's supposed to - INTO the vacuum.
I purchase this unit with the Ridgid WD4070 because my last shop vac (15 yrs old) spit out dust from the exhaust port, which is not good when detailing vehicles. I also wanted to muffle the exhaust a bit. I measured the sound level of my unit using a sound meter (at 3’) and the exhaust was 91db without the muffler and 83 db with the muffler. So, while it will not reduce the sound by ½ as someone mention here, it does reduce the sound as advertised. Note: The packaged does not say how much it reduces sound, but that it reduces the sound, so it works as advertised. I wonder how many of the reviewers that said there was no reduction in sound actually measured the sound levels. Oh, it does block the tool storage a bit. I am satisfied and glad I purchased this unit because it reduced sound levels and keeps dust from flying all over the place, which defeats the purpose of vacuuming.
Pros: Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Easy to Install, Good Size & Weight, Nice Design
Other reviews say that this does not reduce noise levels of the vacuum. I found it to make enough reduction in noise that when working in a confined space, I no longer needed hearing protection. Yes, the suction level is reduced. This has not been an issue for me as this vacuum is plenty strong. The added bonus is the exiting air stream is defused and causes less disruption of the surrounding work area. I have found this to be a great addition to my vacuum.
The accessory does a great job at diffusing the air discharge from the vacuum but does little to reduce the noise. Maybe 10%? I mostly purchased it to stop the vacuum from blowing dirt around so I'm happy with it.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Easy to Install, Good Size & Weight, Nice Design
I purchased this item for use with the 4 gallon Ridgid wet/dry vac WD4070. With a powerful 5 H.P. motor comes a loud exhaust. So just like a hot rod with open headers, put a muffler on it so your not giving everyone a headache. I work in a lot of occupied finished homes for customers of high standards and to make my best attempts at keeping the customer happy, the noise reduction makes a big difference! The other great benefit of this item is that it diverts and reduces the speed of the exhaust from blowing straight out and stirring up more dust on the jobsite. It is light, compact, breaks down and is able to be cleaned easily.
Pros: Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Easy to Install, Good Size & Weight, Nice Design
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Review 9 for 2-1/2 in. Noise Reduction Muffler
PostedMarch 6, 2014
No, I do not recommend this product.
Waste of $$. The noise comes from the motor on top. Don't bother buying this.
I was a little skeptical when I bought but surprisingly it does reduces the noise on the large shop vac that I have. I mean the shop vac it still loud but not as bad as it used to be. Also, I found out that this muffler provides a sort of filtration of the exhaust to minimize dust coming out of the vac when your filter is getting dirty. Overall I'm happy with this purchase.
I wasn't aware that there was a muffler for my vac when I bought it. I just happened to be looking at the accessories online and saw it. I went to my local Home Depot and they had it in stock. I bought it and installed it when I got back home. I was very pleased when I turned the vac on. It cut the noise in half at least. It's very easy on the ears now and I highly recommend it to anyone who has a vac to put it on.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, High Quality, Easy to Install, Nice Design
I purchased this to diffuse the discharge air from my 16 gallon vacuum. I can not actually call it a muffler, but for my needs it's exactly what I wanted and it works great. I would give it five stars if diffuser was mentioned besides calling it a muffler.
I added this to my RIDGID 4-Gallon Wet/Dry Vac model WD4070. You can hear a difference. Used a digital sound level meter from 3' and measured 91 dB without the muffler and 88 dB with the muffler in place. It does intrude a bit on the tool storage pocket's capacity. I don't have a way of measuring any loss of suction power but can't imagine there would be any comparing the effects of the 3-ply dust filter with this open cell diffusor. So, yes, it does technically reduce the noise. Overall the quality matches the RIDGID vac including the locking clip. The adapter isn't needed for the WD4070.
I think this muffler qulets the noise down of my 4 gallon Ridgid only slightly. It's biggest benefit is to difuse the exhaust to keep things from blowing all over the place when the vacuum is in use. Many other reviews have mentioned this fact and it's true! In fact, when I bought this part today, another gentlemen was buying one, also, because of the same problem. Personally, I think Ridgid should include this part, or something similar, to help with the exhaust problem. If a person had a small length of PVC that would fit in the exhaust hole, it would be easy to cap it off, drill some holes, and you'd have something for free that would do the same job. So, think about picking one of these accessories up if you get a Ridgid vac (or other brand) if keeping flying dust and debris to a minimum is important to you.
It's not going to make your vac silent, but it does muffle the noise a little. It also does a secondary feature, as someone else mentioned, it diffuses the exhaust so it's not blowing everything else around the shop/garage.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Clean, Lots of Features, Easy to Use, Sturdy, High Quality, Good Size & Weight, Nice Design