My bucket is leaking. Is this normal?
Wood is a natural material, and it is possible that your bucket may leak. We recommend pouring water into the bucket until its about ⅔ full, then leave it in the sink or a water-safe area for a minimum of 1½ hours - this allows the wood to expand so that the bucket will not leak during the freezing process. Note: This process may not prevent all drips, as wood cannot seal completely.