Originally Posted by BigPaul
My concern would be the heat created by the appliance itself but if it was drained properly it shouldn't be an issue unless I am missing something.
Amazon has a few of them, most do not have heating elements in them so you have to have hot water available. You can permanently plumb them, just by cutting off the adapter for intake/discharge and connecting them accordingly.
I thought about doing this too. I haven't made a final decision based on the fact I don't know if I will have the room. If you're worried about steam, you can always build in a vent similar to a stove and vent it outside....