Sadly enough, this seems to be the only way I get most of my house projects accomlished. Invite my handy neighbors over, get them to help with the project, and offer cold beer on tap(beermeister-probably my most important piece of ht equipment) for as long as it takes. Sorry if these have been answered recently, but I couldn't find them on any of my searches: My downstairs family room (with 3 exterior walls) will be my new HT room. After looking at all the various ways to hide my speaker wires, I think running them through the walls would be the best. If I ran them under the carpet or behind the baseboards, I would still have to run them up the walls (either inside or out) to their mounting location a few feet aboue ear level. My questions are these: 1. Will I be able to run the wires through the insulated walls, up 2 floors, through the attic, and back down? Is there anything between floors that would stop the wires? 2. Is plain old 12 guage speaker wire o.k. or do I need something special for in-wall use? 3. Do I simply run the wire, make a hole in the wall, pull it through and connect to speakers or are there face plates, connectors, etc. that I should use? 4. Are there any specialized tools or equipment that would make this job easier? (fish tape, drill, dynamite, etc.) 5. Am I totally out of my mind for attempting this? Thanks in advance for anyone that has the patience to help me!