Hello. I am faced with an issue, call it a problem, that I have a few options to resolve. I would appreciate your opinion. Please excuse my narrative if lengthy: Current Situation: I have wiring under the carpet for my CSW Movieworks 5.1 Surround Speakers. Unfortunately, this wire is only 3 feet in length at the BACK WALL where the surround speakers were originally thought to be placed. Additionally, this wire is only 18 gauge. Proposed Resolutions(s): I have read on this forum about "flat speaker wire" from AR. This wire is like tape, and I could run it up the front wall, across the ceiling and to the surrounds. Now I realize 18gauge wire sucks, but it is the only option to get the thinnest (like a tape) wire. The total distance up the front wall, across the ceiling, and to the speakers would be ~20-25 feet. I can’t believe I am even proposing this, but I could splice another 18-gauge speaker wire to the existing wire to lengthen it. I have done so, albeit as a test, and it works. But just the thought of it...argh! I guess my questions are as follows: first: Is 18gauge sufficient for the distance and the mere fact that these are surround speakers? second: Is the wiretape a joke. Could it be any wore than the 18 gauge wire already there? third: finally (and excuse me for getting off topic for the forum) I have read so much about where to place surrounds; Many conflicting opinions. Would it be so wrong to place them on the back wall and slightly to the sides of the users? Would it be better to place them low and behind, or high and directly to the sides? What about high and behind? Once again, my surrounds are CSW Moviework with both a BioPolar and DiPolar setting, if that makes a difference. Thanks for your patience...I am truly embarrassed by my issue and suggestions.