Hello My friend gave me a great idea! This was his 1st draft! See pic below: This would change this 55 lb hopper to atleast a 95 lb hopper! Now wait before you say that is wood and combustible, let's think this one out. You could use heavy gauge steel and weld the corners. Also have to notch the bottom. But that is no longer an easy home project. So how about using plywood covered with aluminum flashing? Or How about Cement Board covered with aluminum flashing for protection against chipping and is fire resistant? Now do you have any comments?