Can I replace the word "where" (conjunction) with "by which" phrase?

For example:

"Ell-SE is the site by which I come to ask on my doubts in English language issues".

another example:

This is the building by which the prime-minister lives.

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    No, "by which" means "by means of which", you can use "on which" for the site and "in which" for the building.
    – user5267
    Commented Nov 27, 2016 at 13:39

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You can use "which" and make a relative clause but the preposition is wrong. Since "where" refers to a place, a site, in your sentence, you can say "on which".By which refers to a tool (by means of which).

It is a site on which/where I can ask about English.

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