It's nice to have a good length of say 6" or more of hose on the bottom of your carb, with the special plug it came with. Not only is it a sediment trap but it's more importantly a water trap. Water sinks so it winds up in the hose with sediments- much better than sitting in your carb causing corrosion and freezing up. The plug it there so you can remove it and drain the line every year. If your hoses are of that age it would probably be a good idea to put new hoses on the entire system along with a new fuel filter. It's all 1/4" line, just change it out one line at a time, easy to do.
2012-13--- 264 miles @ Laurel Highlands PA
1994 Polaris 440 Sport with Xtra10
1996 Polaris XLT with Xtra12
1996 Polaris Indy Lite GT