75 Five gal buckets filled to the top will give you 1 ton of coal Been there dunn it did 4 tons like thatLsFarm wrote:I finally filled my hopper, and remembered to count the number of 5 gallon buckets of coal needed. .
With the coal level with the top edge, it holds 1500#. So enough for7-10 days with the variable being the weather.
If I mound the coal up, I think I can get another ~150# or so on the pile.