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WATER IS DRIPPING FROM THE OUTLET VELVE LOCATED ON TOP WATER HEATER.

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That sounds like the TP valve is leaking.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Water-heater-leaking.html

1) Leaking TP valve can be caused by defective TP valve
How to replace TP valve:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-TP-valve.html

2) TP valve can also be caused by overheated tank.
Turn down thermostat.
Install expansion tank on incoming cold water line.
Electric heater: thermostat or element may be bad and tank needs troubleshooting
Gas heater: thermostat is connected to gas valve and gas valve may need replacement.

3) First step is replace TP valve and see if that solves problem.

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When you say relief valve, I assum you are talking about brass valve located on top of tank or near top of tank. This is TP valve and a pipe connects to this valve and runs down to within 6" of bottom of tank. TP valve has a small lever on it.
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