Ridgid 31683 16 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac With Detachable Blower

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  • The selected finish has been discontinued and is no longer available.

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16 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac With Detachable Blower


  • Detachable hand held blower provides 265 mph wind for removing debris from walkways, decks, yards, driveways, job sites, tools, etc.
  • Performance meets or exceeds that of dedicated lawn & garden leaf blowers.
  • 6.5 peak horsepower motor provides maximum power for the heavy-duty pickup of water & debris in the shop, basement, garage or on the job
  • Scroll Noise Reduction® is a patented feature that provides quiet operation by precisely controlling the flow of air through the vac.
  • Four swivel casters provide 360°, freewheeling maneuverability of the vac when pushed or pulled in any direction.
  • 7’ Tug-A-Long® locking hose won’t pull loose during use.
  • Innovative accessory storage provides space for 7 individual items. No more searching or fumbling to find accessories.
  • 1-Layer Standard Pleated paper filter captures common everyday dirt.
  • 20’ Extra long power cord accommodates wide area cleaning.
  • Large built-in drain located at lowest point of drum for emptying of water.

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Our SKU: Ridgid 31683

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  • Ridgid 31683*

*Denotes a finish or option that has been discontinued

Ridgid 31683 Product Specifications

Amperage 12
CFM 190
Cord Length 240
Product Weight 21
Tank Size 16
UL Listed Yes
Voltage 120

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Ridgid 31683 Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ridgid 31683 Wet/Dry Vac & Detachable blower! I have had several 16 gal wet/dry vac's in my day, and this Ridgid is the very best by far! I am an expirenced woodworker (as a hobbie) , and 71 years young! Ridgid tools of all types have served me well all my working life, and continue to do so! But back to the vac. The detachable blower is one of the best features of this vac, and all of the claims about this vac are spot-on! Tip: Put one of your wife's nylon stockings over the filter, this makes them last longer (the filter not the stocking), I have had my Ridgid Vac for over 8 years and never had to replace the filter! Trust the Ridgid name in all the tools Ridgid makes!
Date published: 2011-12-22
  • wet filter avail??????

    A. The Ridgid 31683 is a wet/dry vac capable of vacuuming both dry and wet substances. It also offers a large built-in drain located at lowest point of drum for emptying of water.

  • Does Ridgid modle WD16360 have a bag or something to stop drywall dust from going into the motor?

    A. The Ridgid 31683 does include a filtration system to provide protection for the motor from contaminants such as dust.

  • What about lawn debris like rocks?

    A. The Ridgid 31683 can pick up small debris like small stones or rocks.

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