Buying 5 Gallon Buckets

stacks of 5 gallon bucketsFive gallon buckets can often be found for free, but not always. We’ve had a few requests for information about where to buy 5 gallon buckets, especially metal buckets like the one featured in the rocket stove article.

In this article I’m going to cover the best options I’ve found for buying 5 gallon buckets.

If you would rather hunt for free buckets, we encourage you to look into our sourcing buckets article instead. Continue reading

Unstick Stuck Buckets!

If you’ve ever made a nice tall bucket stack like i have on the free 5 gallon buckets article, you’ve probably had the misfortune of sticking buckets together so tightly that you couldn’t pry them apart.

stuck plastic 5 gallon buckets

Wow. What’s with that terrible artwork?

Well, I don’t have any photos for this article, so I’ve drawn some for you instead.

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5 Gallon Bucket Dimensions

dimensions 5 gallon bucketThe most common questions I get asked about 5 gallon buckets are regarding their dimensions. I’m hesitant to answer questions on the dimensions of a 5 gallon bucket because it will vary between models, sometimes significantly.

So this article is an attempt to catalog the most popular 5 gallon buckets in use today, along with their weights, measurements, capacities and anything else relevant. I’ll also be linking to the manufacturers’ specification sheets where available so you can delve much deeper into bucket statistics. Continue reading