The pebbles size will vary and is approximately 2 - 3 inches. See below picture for a better perspective of the pebbles.
The Flare-DC framing instructions includes a 4" max measurement requirement to a side wall. The requirement is due to the fact that the side glass will radiate heat like a front glass of a fireplace. See below chart for clarification. The 4" Max is the X value
Yes, it does. The Flare Fireplace uses an advance gas valve, GV60, that supports home automation. The GV60 gas valve will operate through an external source, such as a home automation system, by using the 5-wire pin connector on the receiver. Read more about Flare Fireplaces and Home Automation
Use the manual for more details: Warning: Turn off the fireplace, and allow time for the unit to cool before proceeding. Caution: The ceramic glass is very fragile, and should be handled with care. Warning: Double glass fireplace should NEVER be operated without the external glass Step 1 – Remove lower trim
YES, the fireplace remote can be used after the unit has been turned on from the wall switch. The fireplace receiver will respond to both, the wall switch or remotes commands regardless of what was used first.
The firebox front legs will need to be assembled during installation but only for corner fireplace models (Flare-DC, Flare-RC, Flare-LC). The Corner glass does not allow for the front leg to be pushed in full during shipping. Flare-Front and Flare-See Through will have the telescopic legs assembled during shipping and should not need to be