Expand your RIDGID wet/dry vacuum's versatility with the RIDGID Pump. The pump enables most RIDGID wet/dry vacuums with a drain to pump 10 gallons per minute of water from the vacuum drum up to 40 ft. high.
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91%of customersrecommend this product21 of 23reviews
Rating Breakdown26 reviews
91%of customersrecommend this product21 of 23reviews
Cheap plastic impeller broke..no parts available...
PostedFebruary 23, 2015
No, I do not recommend this product.
Don't buy this pump it's junk. Home Depot(Ridgid VP2000 Pump), Vacmaster(PE401 pump), Workshop(MP2000 Multifit pump) and Sears(Crafstman Pumpout) are all identical but come in different color and made by the same manufacturer (Unknown). Problem is the cheap plastic impeller breaks rendering the pump unusable and no parts available by any of the retailers named above. You get what you pay for.
Pros: Easy to Use, Easy to Install
Cons: Not Durable, made in china, cheap plastic internals, intended to break, no parts available
Among other business lines, I do emergency water cleanup. We use vacuum cleaners for much of this task. It is often a problem, emptying vacuum tanks into toilet bowls or slop sinks. Wrestling a water filled vacuum that weighs a hundred pounds is no fun, and can lead to disasters. With this tool, I can pump out with a garden hose.
In addition to emptying my Ridgid vac, I can use the Ridgid vac tank as a transfer pump. It's a little slow, but it is much safer than manhandling machinery.
My only beef, is that I wish it was easier to build adapters to attach this to my other non Ridgid machines.
Pros: Easy to Use, Easy to Install, Good Size & Weight, Nice Design, Convenient
Great item. Attaches easily to my 16 gallon Ridgid vac. Saves my back when it comes time to empty the water from the tank. Our basement flooded, and thank goodness the pump was here. It emptied the 16 gallons of water from the tank in about 1 minute. All I had to do was place the pump on the tank drain, plug it in, and run the garden hose into the bathtub. This is a necessary tool for any Ridgid vac when water clean up is needed.
Product worked very well. Used with a 16 Gallon Ridgid wet/vac and was able to save time and effort in emptying the drum. Only thing negative I experienced is that sometimes it wouldn't pump and I had to mess around with the hose and pump in order to get it to work again. Could have just been my setup and lack of fully reading the manual. That is the only reason I gave it 4 stars out of 5. I absolutely recommend the purchase. It is one of those things that you should just have around in case you need it. It is just that good of an idea and product.
1st- because of poor finishing of flash on molded parts (Bib), it leaked more than a little. 2nd- I personally believe the GCFI on plug is not warranted. There should be a power receptacle on the vac to keep troublesome multiple cords from being a hazard in the work area. Again, a good idea, but needs further development to make it more appealing to more prospective users. Those not familiar with the marriage of pump-to-vacuum were more than impressed with the concept. I really expected better quality from Ridgid.
Sure helped me when cleaning the final inch out of my pool. The shop vac is an excellent way to evacuate the water out of a seasonal above ground pool. The drawback is popping the top off and dragging it away and lifting this heavy bucket of water. Now I can have the vac in the pool, and when time to evacuate the bucket, turn on bucket pump and you are on the way. The only visible thing I seen go wrong was the rubber push switch cover to keep water out, fell off after 50 on/off cycles...Other than that it is definitely a keeper!!
Pros: Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Easy to Install, Good Size & Weight, Nice Design
Good idea given weight of larger vacs loaded with water. Pump powerful for its size - moves water from vac quickly as well as uphill if necessary. My issue was with the adapter which connects the pump to the vac. The pre-drilled hole which allows for a screw to "permanently" attach the adapter to the vac was off center causing the adapter to leak substantially when attached to the vac, even with the screw in place. Wanted to make this thing work so reassembled adapter to vac with marine silicone on threads and in screw-hole. Then discovered the pump-discharge hose adapter leaks with valve in "closed" position. Not a big deal but annoying in combination with the other adapter issue. I would recommend this item only if you're prepared to fuss with larger adapter.
This product is a must have especially if you situation involves basement water removal or simliar where the volume is more than half the capacity of your vac. Save time and you back lugging the vav to a point to empty it. Only item I would recommend is swapping the "hose valve" coupler to a brass variety as when you in a hurry to get this set up or moving things around it's easly to damage the threads going to the garden hose and thus a leaky connection
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Easy to Install, Good Size & Weight, Nice Design
The product works as designed/advertised. I connected the device to my Vac and when it was full, unplugged the vac, plugged the pump and it did what it was supposed to do. I can't speak for the GPM but it emptied the liquid contents of the shop vac in short order.
Bought this to assist with the final few inches of a pool emptying and it work well enough. The output could not keep up with the input, which required a lot of on/off action on the vacuum. So it could not run unassisted to empty the water. It also appeared to shut off when the vacuum was running even if the tank was not full. For helping clean up a wet basement or other area where there isn't a whole lot of water or an expectation that you can vacuum and have the water pump out while you work, it's a good add-on.
Pros: Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Easy to Install, Good Size & Weight
Cons: pump shuts off when vacuum is running., plastic hose connector.
The pump works great and quickly empties the tank. I used this to aid in the cleanup after hurricane Sandy. It attaches and detaches easily and can be left in place permanently if desired. The separate, power cord with the built-in GFI is longer than the cord on the vacuum itself. Sometimes its a little difficult to deal with two separate cords.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Sturdy, High Quality, Easy to Install, Good Size & Weight, Nice Design
If you own a Ridge Shop Vac and use it to pick up water... This is a must! Excellent when my sump pump failed!
Pros: Durable, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Easy to Install
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Review 18 for Pump
PostedNovember 1, 2011
While not indestructable it has held up longer than all expectations. We use it in our machine shop to help clean coolant tanks. I figured the small chips and industrial sludge would wear it out after a couple of uses, but it has survived 8 months of excessive abuse without missing a lick. The fast flow rate is great and has greatly reduced the down time required to drain the tanks.
After deciding what we needed to keep our cellar dry, we could not find this pump anywhere until we checked Home Depot online. We bought and received it very quickly and are very happy with the service, pump, and price.