So does the basket sit on top of the extended intakes? If so, they may get clogged up w/ ash unless you have some sort of pan between basket and pipes. If weight is a concern, ditch the pipes (the ones w/o a valve) and replace w/ high heat magnets. They work like a charm and you don't have to worry about weight or the caps rusting onto the pipe (learned this one the hard way!).
Good luck and have fun!
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