I've only done one hatch and I did it in the finished basement about mid summer. I had the brooder in the boiler room where it was a consistent 70 degrees. I'm setting up the bator on the main floor this time, since it's cooler downstairs now. I have a lot of activity planned through the holidays and even without that, my hubby is not into this whole thing and won't be careful around a bator. I had it set up above the laundry area which is slightly raised above the machines. My first 12 of 54 eggs arrived today and I was letting them come to room temp. I put in a load of jeans and it went off balance. I ran to pluck my tray of eggs off the counter. Now I wonder if the vibrations from a washer or any exterior movements, may alter the outcome of a hatch. So I'm in search of a safe, consistently warm place to set this up. I have not placed the eggs inside yet as they are still coming to room temp. Would they be okay with the vibrations or should I move them somewhere else. The upstairs is usually about 62 degrees. 3 empty bedrooms..kids moved out. (except for this week, it'll be full of people and 70 ish. The boiler room is about 60 ish and pretty consistent. Also out of the way. Or I could set it on a chair next to the laundry setup where it wouldn't get so much vibration. I really thought I was prepared this time. The bators been on for 2 days now waiting for occupants.