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Dear Valued Customer,

Handyman Connection of Mountain View is committed to providing the highest quality services to our customers. We know that our customers have a choice, and we are grateful for your continued partnership.

For the past several years, Handyman Connection of Mountain View has been absorbing processing and transaction fees related to payments made by credit card. Unfortunately, our costs for credit card acceptance have continued to rise. Credit card rates have continued to skyrocket over the last few years, and more and more credit cards are run with the card not present (phone transactions, etc.). “Card not present” transactions also increase the rate we are charged. The use of credit cards to pay bills has also increased significantly.

Effective April 1, 2023, we will begin adding a 3% convenience fee for all credit card payments. The fee with be added to payments made with Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover to offset the fees charged by the card companies. In accordance with credit card network rules, Handyman Connection of Mountain View cannot profit from this fee, and it does not exceed our expenses associated with accepting credit card payments.

Payments made by check, electronic payment (ACH/EFT), wire, or debit card will not be charged the convenience fee.

We thank you for your understanding as we implement this fee and offset some of the increased inflationary costs we are all incurring. We are happy to work with you on alternate payment options.


George Brisker
Handyman Connection of Mountain View

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Outdoors  /  May 11, 2022

How to Build a Fire Pit for Your Sunnyvale Area Home

fire pit

Summertime conjures up images of starry nights, campfires, and family gatherings. If you don’t already have a fire pit in your backyard, here are some pointers on how to build a fire pit for you and your family or friends to enjoy. Follow our tutorial to create the ideal fire pit for your backyard, whether you don’t know where to start or need some advice.

What you Need to Know

Before you begin building or buying supplies, ask yourself these questions:

  • Does your insurance have any stipulations or restrictions about lighting a fire on your property?
  • Does your local area have any restrictions?
  • What shape and style of fire pit would you like to build?
  • What is your budget?


Where would you like to build a fire pit? It may seem good on your patio near your house, but have you considered the smoke that will enter through your windows? You’ll want to make sure it’s far enough away from any plants, shrubs, or sheds. If your property has a lot of trees, make sure the area above the fire pit is clear.


  • Tape Measure
  • Level
  • Adhesive
  • Garden Hose
  • Tampers
  • Mallet
  • Stone Pavers
  • Concrete
  • Shovel
  • Spray Paint
How to Build a Fire Pit

Spray paint the position of the fire pit and dig it out a few inches. Tamp down, fill with gravel, wet the gravel with the garden hose, then tamp down again until only a few inches beneath the surface is level.

To make sure everything fits, layout your bricks without applying adhesive first. Raise any bricks with sand and tamp them down with a rubber mallet. Use glue to secure all bricks after the fire ring is in place.

That is how a fire pit is constructed. Before utilizing the fire pit, allow the adhesive to set. Bring fresh life to your lawn with this new installation.

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