Edit...I do not have an expansion tank or pressure gauges.
The “leak” was water pouring from the valve due to pressure or temperature. Lots of calcium build up on the “down” tube attached to the valve.
My water heater was draining water from the relief valve. I turned off the pilot and the cold water. It stopped. there is calcium build up from a leakage. I figure I need to replace the valve which easy enough.
I have also noticed loud noises when toilets are flushed and water is turned on. So now I figure that should be the water pressure regulator.
Would too high of water pressure cause the leaking in the water heater?