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Amazon has RIDGID VF5000 2-Stage Reusable 3-Layer Pleated Paper Vacuum Filter for RIDGID 5-20 Gallon Vacuums (72952) on sale for $15.99. Shipping is free with Prime or on $25+ orders.

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  • Compatible with 5-20 gallon capacity RIDGID dry and wet vacuum models WD0640, WD1250, and WD1670.
  • Size: 7.5" with plate

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Except for the fact that it can stress the motor more. And I think they just meant they don't use a filter at all.

They make "socks" that go over the filter and are basically the commercial version of this solution (with the same downside, of course).

The better solution is to use a cyclone dust separator in line with the hose when you know you're dealing with fine particles. This way, the filter never gets clogged to begin with and you aren't restricting flow.
Awesome find! I think it might be a buck cheaper than when I last bought some. Thanks OP! Repped!

BTW, if you are using (any) wet/dry vac, you can greatly extend the life of your filters by wrapping it with pantyhose (aka ladies' nylons). You can buy them cheap from the dollar store.

See pic (below). I have used my Ridgid vac for over a year and you can still see the blue color in the original filter!!!

https://imgur.com/PtgcIcf



I understand & appriciate what Slickdealer wherestheanykey is saying. Any time you obstruct the air flow (with a napkin, nylons, or even the original/stock pleated filter), it will be an added load that makes the motor work (slightly?) harder. I would argue that this stress is negligible over the lifetime of the vac.

Plus, I think RIDGID offers lifetime warranty on their wet/dry vacs. I've never had to use it, but searching on the net suggests that the folks that had to use the warranty - it was mostly painless process.

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Nice price
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Picked one up. Thought about grabbing a second at this price but the one will last me long enough.
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I'm really hoping the car kit is back on sale soon
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Its tempting. Im still using disposable towels and have 2 rubber bands holding it in place. Works fairly well or debris.
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Would this work for both wet and dry?
Probably will not fit the 4 gal vacuum, but should work with my 16 gal.

I haven't tried it yet, but have seen on SD posts that using a pantyhose on top of this filter helps prolong its life. In my 5gal, however, I have been using bags and the filter stays clean.
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Its tempting. Im still using disposable towels and have 2 rubber bands holding it in place. Works fairly well or debris.
You mean you wrapped a towel outside of the filter and secure it with two rubber bands?

So you just tossed the towel and the filter is clean? If so…. genius lol
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You mean you wrapped a towel outside of the filter and secure it with two rubber bands?

So you just tossed the towel and the filter is clean? If so…. genius lol
Except for the fact that it can stress the motor more. And I think they just meant they don't use a filter at all.

They make "socks" that go over the filter and are basically the commercial version of this solution (with the same downside, of course).

The better solution is to use a cyclone dust separator in line with the hose when you know you're dealing with fine particles. This way, the filter never gets clogged to begin with and you aren't restricting flow.
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Thanks. Been waiting for it to drop in price again. Picked one up.
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Except for the fact that it can stress the motor more. And I think they just meant they don't use a filter at all.

They make "socks" that go over the filter and are basically the commercial version of this solution (with the same downside, of course).

The better solution is to use a cyclone dust separator in line with the hose when you know you're dealing with fine particles. This way, the filter never gets clogged to begin with and you aren't restricting flow.
No I don't use a filter just the disposable towel.
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I'm really hoping the car kit is back on sale soon
Me too!
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Awesome find! I think it might be a buck cheaper than when I last bought some. Thanks OP! Repped!

BTW, if you are using (any) wet/dry vac, you can greatly extend the life of your filters by wrapping it with pantyhose (aka ladies' nylons). You can buy them cheap from the dollar store.

See pic (below). I have used my Ridgid vac for over a year and you can still see the blue color in the original filter!!!

https://imgur.com/PtgcIcf
Quote from JamesB5302 :
Its tempting. Im still using disposable towels and have 2 rubber bands holding it in place. Works fairly well or debris.
Quote from Glee217 :
You mean you wrapped a towel outside of the filter and secure it with two rubber bands?

So you just tossed the towel and the filter is clean? If so…. genius lol
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Except for the fact that it can stress the motor more. And I think they just meant they don't use a filter at all.

They make "socks" that go over the filter and are basically the commercial version of this solution (with the same downside, of course).

The better solution is to use a cyclone dust separator in line with the hose when you know you're dealing with fine particles. This way, the filter never gets clogged to begin with and you aren't restricting flow.
I understand & appriciate what Slickdealer wherestheanykey is saying. Any time you obstruct the air flow (with a napkin, nylons, or even the original/stock pleated filter), it will be an added load that makes the motor work (slightly?) harder. I would argue that this stress is negligible over the lifetime of the vac.

Plus, I think RIDGID offers lifetime warranty on their wet/dry vacs. I've never had to use it, but searching on the net suggests that the folks that had to use the warranty - it was mostly painless process.
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Awesome find! I think it might be a buck cheaper than when I last bought some. Thanks OP! Repped!

BTW, if you are using (any) wet/dry vac, you can greatly extend the life of your filters by wrapping it with pantyhose (aka ladies' nylons). You can buy them cheap from the dollar store.

See pic (below). I have used my Ridgid vac for over a year and you can still see the blue color in the original filter!!!

https://imgur.com/PtgcIcf



I understand & appriciate what Slickdealer wherestheanykey is saying. Any time you obstruct the air flow (with a napkin, nylons, or even the original/stock pleated filter), it will be an added load that makes the motor work (slightly?) harder. I would argue that this stress is negligible over the lifetime of the vac.

Plus, I think RIDGID offers lifetime warranty on their wet/dry vacs. I've never had to use it, but searching on the net suggests that the folks that had to use the warranty - it was mostly painless process.
One question, these filters are reusable right, meaning they last forever? So what's the point in extending the life of the filter with the hose? Is it just to not have to deal with cleaning the filter (which I'd imagine is a pita), and instead just rip the hose off and toss it?

Edit: now that I think about it I think I've bought one of these before and it was unidentifiable after it's first use, and covered in debris…
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Looking for a deal on genuine Rigid VF3500 filter which is for 4.5 Gal.
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